Coconut Wood and Curly Maple Table

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Project by Brian Brace Fine Furniture Maker posted 754 days ago 3256 views 14 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The Coconut Table features coconut wood and maple. Constructed with hand cut dovetail drawer and hand made drawer pull, this is a truly distinctive piece. Coconut wood is a sustainable resource; the trees reach maturity in only 5-6 years. Add that on top of the fact the coconut wood was recycled from a front entry door and reused makes this table all the more desirable.
Brian Brace
furniture maker

-- Brian Brace Fine Furniture Maker,Blk Mt NC

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#1 posted 754 days ago

Very Nice Project Great Lines

-- Marty Ohio

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#2 posted 754 days ago

Really nice, I like.
Coconut wood! New to me, but I’m going to look not it. Looks interesting. Easy to work?
Thanks for showing.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#3 posted 754 days ago

i never heard of coconut wood. Is that the same as Red Palm,? It looks like the red palm I’ve made some pens with, but those are ugh small pieces it’s hard to tell.

-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)

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#4 posted 754 days ago

Love everything about this table,just grand ….BC

#5 posted 754 days ago

Coconut wood is not fun to work with for furniture making. This stuff was very splintery like working with a hand hull of toothpicks but,did look super cool when I was done. I put about 8 coats of lacquer on it sanding it down every coat in order to close up the pores of the wood. Fun but not something I world want to work with all the time or often. I did turn door panels into a $1500 piece of furniture though and save them from going to the landfill.

-- Brian Brace Fine Furniture Maker,Blk Mt NC

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#6 posted 754 days ago

Nice job! the Drawer box looks wonderful.

-- Zach @

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#7 posted 754 days ago

love it!

now, where do i order coconut wood from?

-- Ev in Framingham, MA

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#8 posted 754 days ago

It looks like black palm to me. I have worked with it alot and it can be beautiful if you are ready too spend some time finishing. VERY porous! You did a great job and should be very proud.

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#9 posted 754 days ago

Nice and simple, elegant, nice proportions. I like it

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#10 posted 754 days ago

Simple but Outstanding. Love the beveled top, and drawer dados.

-- If it's worth doin', it's worth doin' right.

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#11 posted 754 days ago

You’ve created a clean and timeless design. Contrast is beautiful.
Very very nice.

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#12 posted 754 days ago

Wow. I love the combo of woods. I’ve never seen that before.

-- The mistakes I make in woodworking are not mistakes they just give my projects character- Me

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#13 posted 754 days ago

Very nice work.

I like that notch in the drawer, is the slider where the drawer fits also made of wood?

Could you post pictures of the inside part of the drawer bay?



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#14 posted 754 days ago


The contrast is incredible! And, glad to know about the splinter-y nature of the wood.

I want to make a high chair for my granddaughter and was looking for something unique besides the cliche oak, or oak/walnut combos I see a lot of. Not knocking those woods by any means, just trying to find something different, unique and was looking at black palm, so the coconut is another option.

-- -- Jim “Mr. Measure Twice” Marchetti --

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#15 posted 754 days ago

Interesting wood choice and I like the drawer pull as well.

-- Just a man with his chisel.........

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