Japanese Inspired Hallway Table

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Project by Russell Eck posted 04-20-2019 03:49 AM 482 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built my wife a narrow hallway table so she can set her indoor plants on in front of our bay window. It is Japanese style inspired with the extra floating panel beneath the top. I was going to do through tenons on the legs but decided to go for a quicker build. Made out of solid and very heavy Brazilian Cherry. Finished with Sealcoat Shellac and then 4 coats of General Finishes Poly acrylic Satin.

Comments and questions welcome! Thanks!

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#1 posted 04-20-2019 04:37 AM


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#2 posted 04-20-2019 10:44 AM

I love the simplicity of the design and the wood is beautiful!

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#3 posted 04-20-2019 06:48 PM

love it,japanese style is so simple and elegant,it really makes the wood the star.nice craftsmanship.

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#4 posted 04-21-2019 02:43 AM

I really like this. Great job!

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#5 posted 04-21-2019 03:28 AM

Very nice. I like the look of it.

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#6 posted 04-21-2019 06:05 AM

You realy ’’nailed’’ that Japanese design…great work.

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#7 posted 04-21-2019 10:53 PM

Beautiful work. As Larry says, it really shows off the wood. On that note, where does one source Brazilian Cherry? I love the grain and color.

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#8 posted 04-22-2019 01:32 AM

Thanks for all the kind comments everyone. I am glad that it looks elegant in its simplicity.

I got it from my local Woodcraft store. They have an amazing selection of awesome hardwoods. Brazilian Cherry is also known as Jatoba, so perhaps you have seen it under that name as well. It is extremely hard, heavy, and dense, similar to Bubinga in my opinion. It is usually pretty uniform in its appearance but you can sometimes get some awesome figures.

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