|Project by Asa Christiana||posted 05-25-2012 04:02 PM||4121 views||37 times favorited||20 comments|
This is my version of a walnut Nakashima dining table. I love the combination of the organic looking top and the geometric base, with that low Nakashima stretcher to tie it to the earth.
I resawed the top from a big slab and then opened up the pieces to create the big bookmatch. To get the slab through my bandsaw, I first ripped it down the middle, and then rejoined all the pieces afterward.
I left a gap down the middle the way George did, holding the pieces together with butterfly keys.
-- Asa Christiana (editor of Fine Woodworking)