Fibonacci coasters

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Project by BasHolland posted 08-04-2013 08:36 AM 3958 views 49 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I love these coasters.
I made them from scrap wood laying around in my shop.
All the parts were planed by hand.

The meassurements of the different “blocks” are precise, so I wanted to achieve the exact row:
1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8.

Some of the used Woods: oak, pine, douglas, mahogany.

I finished them with 3 layers danish oil and 2 topcoats of high gloss laquer.

Thanks for watching and comments are welcome.


-- Bas, Holland

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#1 posted 08-04-2013 08:49 AM

Perfect project for small wood scraps in shop. This will be my next project probably. They look very nice.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 08-04-2013 09:52 AM

very nice, love the fibonacci sequence 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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#3 posted 08-04-2013 11:25 AM


-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#4 posted 08-04-2013 12:51 PM

Beautiful looking set of coasters. Almost to to nice to use. I have always said scraps to treasures.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#5 posted 08-04-2013 03:45 PM

Wow. Speaks to me as a high school math teacher. I may steal your idea yet!

-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.

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#6 posted 08-04-2013 03:59 PM

Great work!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#7 posted 08-04-2013 04:33 PM

Way cool design and looks,nice work.

-- Custom furniture

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#8 posted 08-04-2013 04:38 PM

Very nice design. Thanks.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#9 posted 08-04-2013 05:48 PM

Ok, ya caught me off guard here … 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, ?? Are these the thicknesses in 1/4’s
Great looking coasters, and nice design.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#10 posted 08-04-2013 07:34 PM

well done… excellent application… and the results show it… congrats…

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#11 posted 08-04-2013 08:13 PM

Ok, ya caught me off guard here … 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, ?? Are these the thicknesses in 1/4’s

1,1,2,3,5,8…. is the sequence known as the Fibonacci rule.

The coasters measure:

2 squares of 6.5 mm x 6.5 mm
1 square of 13×13 mm
1 square of 19.5 mm
1 square of 32.5 mm
1 square of 52 mm

so the squares are a multiple of 6.5 mm

When you put them in the right order, they form a “tile”.

More information at:



-- Bas, Holland

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#12 posted 08-04-2013 10:22 PM

It’s golden, rectangle that is. Great idea and execution.

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#13 posted 08-04-2013 10:31 PM

Awesome, I love your idea! Would be nice for a cutting board, too. :)

-- Christine G., Northern California

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#14 posted 08-05-2013 12:35 AM

Very nice sir – added to favorites.

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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#15 posted 08-05-2013 02:37 AM

They are very nice and would almost be a shame to use .
My question is how thick are they and is there a backing board .

-- Kiefer

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