Jatoba and Brushed Steel coffee table

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Project by donaldmee posted 04-22-2013 12:52 PM 1831 views 17 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just finished this piece for one of my favorite and best clients. The slab they selected is Jatoba. This slab had so much going on, beautiful grain, some spalting, a little baby burl growing in the crotch. When I received the slab it had a nasty twist and crown to it so I had to fabricate a sled for my router to flatten it. The base is fabricated and brushed tool grade steel. The dimensions are 6’6” long 17” high 47”at the widest point and 20” at the narrowest. I finished it with several thin coats of tung oil and the steel was heated and sealed with wax and buffed to a perfect sheen. Enjoy and let me know what you think.

-- donald mee

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#1 posted 04-22-2013 01:05 PM

awesome table, it is a great combination of steel and wood.

-- Joel

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#2 posted 04-22-2013 01:28 PM

Very nice!!

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#3 posted 04-22-2013 01:52 PM

Looks amazing!

What kind of bit did you use in your router and did it leave lines?

-- Grant - S/N Dakota

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#4 posted 04-22-2013 02:04 PM

Nice design and build.

I like your setup for the router.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#5 posted 04-22-2013 02:38 PM

A highly appealing design and execution. I particularly favor the way the steel meets the top on the ends.

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#6 posted 04-22-2013 02:48 PM

looks great

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#7 posted 04-22-2013 03:49 PM

Very cool. It’s an odd shape, but it works for the space that it occupies.

-- Brian Timmons -

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#8 posted 04-22-2013 03:58 PM

Very nice and the wood looks great. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#9 posted 04-22-2013 09:02 PM

Nicely done! I like it!

-- Jim, Michigan

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#10 posted 04-23-2013 12:25 AM

Another fantastic table. I am also in hearing about that sphere shaped object in the background.

-- John

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#11 posted 04-23-2013 02:21 AM

Nice work – great to see a one-off completed at this skill level

-- > It takes a long time to become a child - Picasso <

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#12 posted 04-23-2013 03:00 AM

Beautiful slab of jatoba !

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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#13 posted 04-23-2013 11:05 PM

Beautiful piece fits right into the eclectic modern setting. One tip find a CNC to level the slab next time cheaper and better results if the piece does not have any moisture. Good luck .

-- "The hand is the cutting edge of the mind but the wind and sun are the healing factors of the heart

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#14 posted 04-25-2013 03:40 AM

very cool work! Not many can pull of the wood/metal furniture. Great eye for design!

-- Chadwick, Northern Illinois

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#15 posted 04-25-2013 01:33 PM

That’s stunning! Like the gorgeous slab and the steel legs, they look great together. Excellent job!

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