Nakashima Inspired Coffee Table #5: Legs are complete and ready for finish

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Blog entry by PittsburghTim posted 08-31-2012 09:37 PM 3760 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I had the day off and spent it doing some final fitting, sanding, and assembly of the legs for a natural edge walbut coffee table. The slab was 2 1/4 inch think and has supplied the wood for the entire table.

My friend wants a satin, hand-rubbed finish and I plan to use General Finishes Satin Oil-based Arm-r-seal. I will do the legs and the underside of the top first and then finish the top after final assembly.

Thanks for looking,


PS I couldn’t think of a much better way to spend the day. I had TV Land on the tube, playing old Gunsmoke and Bonanza shows. My wife and I ate a nice lunch together and I completed another stage of my latest project in my cool (temperature and atmosphere) shop. As a dear departed friend of mine used to say, “I never had it so good!”

-- She asked me, "Who are you going to please with that?" I said, "Me."

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#1 posted 09-01-2012 01:53 AM

Tim very cool table and I really enjoyed seeing your process. I am making a big slab table myself right now so its very cool to see how someone else did it. Great work.

-- Chad, Gilbert AZ and

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#2 posted 09-01-2012 02:16 AM

That turned out absolutely spectacular! I especially like how you did the base/legs.

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

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