Coffee Table

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Project by Manitario posted 03-05-2019 10:14 PM 662 views 7 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Coffee table in claro walnut with white oak legs and doors. Kumiko panel is basswood. Was a good excuse to brush up on my kumiko skills. Like most projects, glad that it’s done and I’m ready to move on to the next one!

Finished with 4 coats Minwax “tung” oil and homemade paste wax.

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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#1 posted 03-05-2019 10:37 PM

Beautiful piece. I love the mid century vibe and your kumiko is on point. Mike Farrington on youtube has an awesome video series on some kumiko projects, it’s worth checking out if you have that in your system.

-- "The beatings will continue until the morale improves" --Grandpa

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#2 posted 03-05-2019 11:12 PM

great mid century modern vibe,gorgeous walnut and beautiful kumiko work.excellent craftsmanship.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#3 posted 03-06-2019 12:17 AM

Lovely table. A very cool design. The kumiko sid looks great as does the other side with the sliding doors.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#4 posted 03-06-2019 01:25 AM

Fabulous kumiko project.

-- Julian

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#5 posted 03-06-2019 03:06 AM

Thanks guys, appreciate the kind comments!

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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#6 posted 03-06-2019 04:02 AM

That is stunning. I really appreciate the faces on the legs, the joinery, and kumiko.

The proportions define its elegance.

-- derek / oregon

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#7 posted 03-06-2019 07:03 AM

Awesome design, great looking Kumiko board! From all sides man can enjoy that beauty. Great craftmanship.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#8 posted 03-06-2019 02:02 PM

Actually I’m not a fan of mid century, but your table is outstanding. Beautiful woods and great craftsmanship.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#9 posted 03-06-2019 02:58 PM

Very cool –
I’m just finishing up a coffee table of my own that incorporates kumiko. Hope it ends up half as nice as this one.

-- No craft is very far from the line beyond which is magic. -- Lord Dunsany — Instagram @grailwoodworks

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#10 posted 03-06-2019 06:52 PM

Wow that is a great looking table. Nice timber, good design, well executed. Had a look at your other projects and see a lot of good work

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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#11 posted 03-06-2019 06:53 PM

Very nice. I really like the Kumiko panel.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#12 posted 03-06-2019 07:16 PM

Thanks everyone!

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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#13 posted 03-07-2019 02:59 PM

Stunning! Love the grain and figure on top and the dovetails.

-- Extra screws left over are just evidence I found a better way to put it together.

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#14 posted 03-10-2019 07:08 PM

Fantastic design and execution – well done!

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#15 posted 03-14-2019 06:10 AM

That detail is so beautiful. And in a contrasting colour, it really brings out the workmanship. Outstanding work. I’d love to see w hat else you’re going to repeat this with in the future. I would honestly consider purchasing a whole living room set of these for myself if you could get matching side tables and stands made!

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