Nakashima Inspired Dining Table

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Project by smartalecg posted 418 days ago 2279 views 17 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s a recent homage I made to the master Nakashima. All Japanese joinery on the bottom with no screws just glued joints. The wood is western maple, with the bottom pieces coming from a lot of curly/spalted western maple. The legs came from a set of bookmatched slabs I had that had cracked down the middle, so I just cut them down to leg size and used them here. Let me know what you think!

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#1 posted 418 days ago

Looks like a fun build. Nothing more satisfying than wood on wood joinery, I’d say!

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#2 posted 418 days ago

Some excellent fine joinery contrasted with live edges. It looks fantastic!

-- Bucket, any person that spends 10k on a bicycle is guaranteed to be a $@I almost started to like you. -bhog

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#3 posted 418 days ago

very cool design

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - --

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#4 posted 418 days ago

I like it

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#5 posted 418 days ago

Nice work….

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#6 posted 418 days ago

Very cool! I love the design!. Is the top actually flat? The pictures make it look a bit concave?

-- Will, Ontario Canada. "I can do fast, cheap and good, but you can only pick two... "

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#7 posted 418 days ago

Fantastic piece. Very impressive joinery work you created.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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#8 posted 418 days ago

Nakashima would be pleased with your esotericism.
Nice job on the joinery.

-- Having fun...Eric

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#9 posted 418 days ago

Lovely table and beautiful wood…excellent job.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#10 posted 417 days ago

Great job!

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#11 posted 416 days ago

Love the simplicity. Beautifully elegant!

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#12 posted 415 days ago

Wonderful table! Great design, joinery and like the live edges which added some character to it. Excellent work!

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#13 posted 415 days ago

Wow! If you ever offer a joinery class I’m in!

-- A Laborer works with his hands. A Craftsman works with his hands and his head. An Artist works with his hands, his head and his heart.

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#14 posted 402 days ago

beautiful work. love the design and the wood!!

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