Patchwork Table #2: Afghan Carpet Inspired

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Blog entry by Michael posted 07-11-2011 03:37 PM 3230 reads 3 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I liked the first patchwork coffee table that I made so much that I’m making another one. With improvements of course.

Start with a lot of different exotic woods. Thanks to

I started with 2” thick blocks of wood and resawed them to 1” (so I have enough left over to make another table).

Make them look pretty (easy to do with this wood).

This table was inspired in part by a carpet that I got in Afghanistan a few years ago…

The table top is complete and consists of 27 different kinds of wood. Finished with Teak oil. The outermost wood in the frame is Sapele which is what I plan to make the rest of the table with.

The legs and skirt are cut and I made a purpleheart accent strip to go just under the tabletop.

Dry fit looks good, ready to assemble.

Finally complete.

-- ~Michael,

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#1 posted 07-12-2011 12:05 AM

Very nice. I have been saving nice offcuts with a vague notion of doing something like this. I just don’t have all the right tools to make it happen yet.

-- Cad a dheanfaimid feasta gan adhmad.......?

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#2 posted 07-12-2011 03:47 AM

Very nice work. I like that the grain doesnt all run the same direction. When I did this everyone said this wont work due to expansion/contraction issues. Mine is good so far but its only 4 weeks old. Please keep us posted as I really want to know if it explodes! Your coffee table is very cool as well

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#3 posted 12-04-2013 12:20 PM

Great work. Your carpet is looking nice and beautiful. What do you use to clean it as it is still looking new and fresh.

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