Cherry Coffee Table

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Project by jjraybur posted 700 days ago 838 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Slab coffee table made with cherry with curly maple dutchmen. Finished with shellac, poly, and wax.

-- Jeremy, Baton Rouge, LA -

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#1 posted 700 days ago

Very nice!

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#2 posted 699 days ago

Gorgeous cherry slab. The grain in the Nakashima butterfly appears to be parallel to that in the cherry. Won’t that mean it could break more easily ?

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#3 posted 699 days ago

Beautiful job. Stunning !!!

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#4 posted 699 days ago

Nice job on this with a beautiful cherry slab and the maple bowties complement the cherry. Question: How did you attach the legs to the slab???

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#5 posted 699 days ago

Very nice. I am concerned that without some cut outs in the legs it may rock on slightly uneven floors.
The bow ties compliment the cherry beautifully. The figure along the largest crack is stunning.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#6 posted 699 days ago

I think the grain on the butterflies is actually correct, there may be some ribbon/tiger appearance that makes it appear as the grain is running parallel.

This is a gorgeous table, just beautiful!
I had initially wanted to do a similar design on my table
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But after many discussions with others I was concerned about stability without a stretcher/shelf so I put the shelf in. You legs appear thicker than mine so perhaps you get more stability. Otherwise I’d be worried about someone falling into it and breaking the legs off. I imagine it feels solid? How did you attach the legs?

Again, wonderful work! Thanks for sharing

-- Grant - S/N Dakota

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