Jatoba and Brushed Steel coffee table

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Project by donaldmee posted 363 days ago 1619 views 16 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 363 days ago

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

-- Joel

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#2 posted 363 days ago

Very nice!!

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#3 posted 363 days ago

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 362 days ago

Nice design and build.

I like your setup for the router.


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#5 posted 362 days ago

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 362 days ago

looks great

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#7 posted 362 days ago

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

-- Brian in Arlington, TX

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#8 posted 362 days ago

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 362 days ago

Nicely done! I like it!

-- Jim, Michigan

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#10 posted 362 days ago

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

-- John

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#11 posted 362 days ago

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 362 days ago

Beautiful slab of jatoba !

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

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#13 posted 361 days ago

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 360 days ago

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 360 days ago

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

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