Waterfall Bubinga coffee table

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Project by donaldmee posted 08-23-2010 02:12 AM 10852 views 20 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This table is almost 4’x4’ it is waterfall bubinga and one of the most beautiful woods I have ever seen I got it for a steal in an “ugly” wood sale I had been eye humping it for a long time so by the time I worked up the guts to spend the money I had built the base about a million times in my head. I went with a very minimal base as to not make the base compete with this perfect piece of wood. I drool at the thought of doing a piece like this as a conference table or a dinning room table. I have seen pictures of waterfall 5’ wide and up to 20-30’ long

-- donald mee

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#1 posted 08-23-2010 02:18 AM

Spectacular indeed.

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#2 posted 08-23-2010 02:20 AM

Woweeee! What genius put this in an “ugly ” wood sale??!!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 08-23-2010 02:20 AM

Wow, beautiful slab of wood there. Worth big bucks!

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#4 posted 08-23-2010 02:21 AM

The wood really stands out against the base.

-- Bruce from Central New, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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#5 posted 08-23-2010 02:26 AM

very cool table. love it

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#6 posted 08-23-2010 02:28 AM

Amazing wood and unique design.

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#7 posted 08-23-2010 02:30 AM

The top is beautiful !!
The “railroad tie” base is a little too much in the pictures. I’m sure it looks better in person though. The top appears to be so thin compared to the base which really stands out being so dark and “bulky”. I really like the design , just not the massive scale.
No offense , JMHO : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#8 posted 08-23-2010 02:33 AM

Beautiful wood. I could drool over this all day!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#9 posted 08-23-2010 02:50 AM

Add my beautiful to this too, WOW!!!!!!!!!!

-- Dan Wiggins

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#10 posted 08-23-2010 03:00 AM

NICE!! Cool design, great wood, well made, it’s got it all…..................

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

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#11 posted 08-23-2010 03:41 AM

It looks like the Eye of Sauron in Lord of the rings among other things. Beautiful.

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

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#12 posted 08-23-2010 03:53 AM

Very slick, love the base too! What would a piece of bubinga like this normally cost?


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#13 posted 08-23-2010 04:00 AM

your woodworking is great, but man that wood steals the show. What a great find and use of this wood.

-- F.Little

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#14 posted 08-23-2010 04:36 AM

I have too agree the wood is the main focus that is why I did not even try to make a base that was overly complicated the wood is the star in this show. It could be on a 5 gallon bucket and still look good I only hope I did some justice with the base. deucefour a piece like this can go for and I have looked around with this amount of fig. and size around 600-1000 bucks although I have seen some pieces 10 to 20 feet long for 3000 so I am not the authority on the price but I spent way way less for my piece that is why I bought it. I got it for a song. It was one of those deals you can’t pass . But the problem is getting a client to spend the money to get to work with such beautiful and special kind of wood.Some day I will get to make a huge slab table out of one of these beautiful specimen.

-- donald mee

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#15 posted 08-23-2010 07:10 AM

amazing design, nice creativity

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