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Project by Jorg Zimmermann posted 01-02-2014 03:00 PM 1299 views 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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First attempt at a somewhat oriental design for a coffee table.

-- Jorg

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#1 posted 01-02-2014 03:11 PM

The tables look great. Nicely done.

-- Julian

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#2 posted 01-02-2014 03:15 PM

WoW! What an awesome set of tables.

I see this is your first post… as a suggestion, try to add a few more detail pictures and a little more of an explanation. I would love to know what woods you used for the top pattern!

again, Great work and welcome to Lumberjocks!

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#3 posted 01-02-2014 03:22 PM

Looks great with one complaint. In the future please post more pictures. :-)

Welcome to Lumberjocks

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#4 posted 01-02-2014 04:50 PM

Looks great!

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#5 posted 01-02-2014 04:56 PM

+1 on looks good.


Look forward to seeing more of your work.

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#6 posted 01-02-2014 05:01 PM

Welcome to Ljs
Excellent work,great looking tables,do they have a finish on them ?
It would be great to see some more photos if you have them.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#7 posted 01-02-2014 05:15 PM

Those are some great looking tables. They did turn out great, nice work

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#8 posted 01-02-2014 07:32 PM

wow sweet tables, alittle more information would be great.hope to see more of your work and welcome to Ljs.

-- dean2336,nebr.

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Jorg Zimmermann

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#9 posted 01-02-2014 08:09 PM

Thank you all for the warm welcome!
Sorry I have only one more picture but how do you add it on the project page?. For future projects I will prepare more pictures, thanks for the advice.
As for the wood used in the marquetry: walnut, maple and sapelli.
Finish: sprayed with waterbased laquer it is a swedish product usuallyused for wooden floors.

The story of it: I’m teaching carpentry in a small private technical school in Lebanon and always trying to find projects which can be incorporated in our trainingprogram so for this project I changed the design of a stickley table to a more oriental design (at least in my opinion). My students are expected to be able to do this project after 6 month as a practice piece. They learn the marquetry, practice dowel joints, tenon and mortise and a T-bridle joint. Of course they have to produce the shop drawing and stick to it after alll the smaller tables have to fit under the bigger table. There is also some interesting work with the router such as creating a template for those little “windows”.


-- Jorg

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#10 posted 01-02-2014 10:04 PM

nice job

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#11 posted 01-03-2014 04:19 AM


Terrific looking set of tables. Thanks for the additional information. It looks like a difficult project.


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#12 posted 01-03-2014 07:23 AM

They look really nice.

Great job.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#13 posted 01-03-2014 06:12 PM

Outstanding top. Lot of work!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#14 posted 03-03-2014 07:44 PM

Dig them, very nice

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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