Inspired coffee table

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Project by Canadian Woodworks posted 07-22-2010 05:57 AM 3286 views 3 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is is coffee table built from 6/4 Canadian Cherry, I designed it after seeing one on here but with a more alien look where I think this one has a more organic look.

I built a Sam Maloof pedestal table from a set of templaters and article from Wood magazine. I then quickly decided ” hey I like this table, I bet it would look great like this. So that was that I started designing off of those build techniques.

The ellipse was created with a mdf template we made then flush trimmed

3 Days later a table appeared, it was sanded to 500 then went over with a wool pad before the hand rubbed oil finish.

I really enjoyed designing and building this table, I hope to build many more.

The last picture is with a walnut and lace wood small sculpted rocking chair, I think they complement each other very nicely.


-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables

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#1 posted 07-22-2010 06:04 AM

Great table Paul cool design and so well done.


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#2 posted 07-22-2010 01:57 PM

Beautiful table Paul! Love the feel of this one….

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#3 posted 07-22-2010 02:04 PM

WOW !! Very nice Paul . Thanks for the post.

-- Charlie............Only time will tell if it was time well spent.

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#4 posted 07-22-2010 04:33 PM

Nice table! Beautiful! Nice clean design…...................

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#5 posted 07-22-2010 07:06 PM

great table and I think you can match
the great Danish arcitect Piet HeinĀ“s Super Elipse Table

well done


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#6 posted 07-22-2010 07:38 PM

very nice i like it

-- Life is enjoyable especially when you borrow from people

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#7 posted 07-23-2010 12:45 AM

Wonderful table, oval lines are hard to beat, grace and just marvelous. Would love to have the plans for this table. Larry [email protected]

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#8 posted 07-23-2010 03:20 AM

very organic, a beautiful design, a wood lover’s table…....very nice and nicely done.


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#9 posted 07-23-2010 04:06 AM

super job Bud … it will age beautifully

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#10 posted 07-23-2010 04:22 AM

Very nice Paul. I’m envious of your talents.

-- Trees, a wonderful gift --Joe--

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#11 posted 07-23-2010 05:49 AM

Great table! That has to be the first piece of maloof inspired furniture a lumberjock made that isn’t a sculpted rocking chair. Did the article in Wood mag talk about the construction of the pedestal. What issue was it?

-- You can't stand apart unless you're prepared to stand alone. Alex, Cleveland

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#12 posted 07-23-2010 04:27 PM

Here is the link to the article that I made my first table off of, this table has been adapted from those templates. I have not taken pictures of that table but I will today

It’s actually popular wood working sorry.

Thanks for the inspiration from all of you, I was so excited how well this turned out that I started designing a coffee trestle table in the Maloof way.

Also I will be making this table asap out of walnut (-:

-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables

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#13 posted 07-23-2010 05:18 PM

stunning I love it

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