Small Slatted Jatoba Table

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Project by Dorje posted 2233 days ago 3211 views 6 times favorited 34 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the Jatoba table I started last summer and let lay around until recently… Finally finished it a week or so ago. Mortise and tenon construction all around. Surfaces were hand scraped to remove machining marks. Top was sanded to 180 or so (it’s an outdoor table) to “level it all out.” It’s finished in a BLO/Teak Oil/mineral spirit mix. Wooden buttons and brass screws hold the top on.

I blogged the build and other boring details here.

In context:

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#1 posted 2233 days ago

Very nice! Did you make the bench as well?

-- Pete

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#2 posted 2233 days ago

A little to nice a table to be outdoor…very nice work

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#3 posted 2233 days ago

Great table, Dorje. It look good with the bench.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 2233 days ago

wow…all of your work is outstanding—-but I gotta say this is really awesome…very nice!!!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#5 posted 2233 days ago

Gorgeous table Dorje! I didn’t see or read the blog until I saw the project post. Of course I had to go back a read the blog which was also great. The Jatoba is sure beautiful and your craftsmanship does it justice.

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#6 posted 2233 days ago

nice job

table top is nicely put together. well balanced.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#7 posted 2233 days ago

Hi Dorje;

As is common for you, another beautiful project.

Looks great!


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#8 posted 2233 days ago

Beautiful work Dorje! how did you happen upon the finish formula? is the Jatoba very heavy as compared to let’s say White Oak?

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#9 posted 2233 days ago

Wow, that’s visually very appealing. Nice work!

-- Eric at

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#10 posted 2233 days ago

That is too nice a build for a table that is sitting outside. Nice work!

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#11 posted 2233 days ago

What a great table, Dorje. That is some really beautiful wood. It’s nice to know that I’m not the only one who lets his projects lay around for awhile. I can only hope that mine turn out as nice when I do finish them.
Once again another great looking project.

-- Joe, Indiana,

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#12 posted 2233 days ago

Beautiful table all the way around. Great job!

-- Greg Mitchell--Lowell,

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#13 posted 2233 days ago


This is a nice table that compliments the bench well. I like your design and choice of wood. Jatoba is a pretty wood but it is hard on the blades.

thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#14 posted 2233 days ago

Wish I could come over for an iced tea (or mocha)! Beautiful workmanship as always.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#15 posted 2233 days ago

Nice outdoor table. I have never heard of Jatoba wood before, but it has a very good color to it.

-- Steve-o

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