'Leafhopper' coffee table

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Project by naturalism posted 03-21-2010 08:56 PM 2242 views 6 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The ‘Leafhopper’ coffee table is my latest original creation. The body is made of 3 layers of 12/4” Maple lumber and measures about 8 1/2” thick at the crest of the ridge. It has a custom gradiated lacquer finish that is lightest along the center of the top and darkest along the ridge on its belly. The legs are crafted out of 12/4” walnut and are stained dark on the top portion. I gained inspiration for this table from two small photos of a leafhopper in a recent National Geographic magazine.

Dimensions: 32”l x 20” w 18”h
Materials: Maple and Walnut

-- Robert Brou, Atlanta, GA,

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#1 posted 03-21-2010 10:03 PM

I love this, it looks fantastic. I went to your site and was blown away by your stuff. I was curious if I could come by your shop some time and take a look.


-- "Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not so certain about the universe" -Albert Einstein

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#2 posted 03-21-2010 10:29 PM


This is amazing. I love the execution and the inspiration. How are the legs attached to the body?


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#3 posted 03-21-2010 11:09 PM

Wow! It certianly has a “bug like” quality to it! Very original.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#4 posted 03-21-2010 11:54 PM

Cool…doesn’t bug me at all..

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#5 posted 03-22-2010 04:18 AM

Love this piece and all your projects. Keep up the good work. Post more often if you can.


-- Jim

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#6 posted 03-22-2010 06:47 AM

that thing is both creepy and cool…

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