Natual Edge Coffee Table

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 06-24-2019 12:31 AM 471 views 0 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a small coffee table made out of some blue fungus stained white pine . The slab was from LJ Kposty ( Thanks Ken !! ).
The halves were joined with biscuits and then it was fractal burned and filled with turquoise . It has a center drawer that runs on dovetailed slides.The drawer sides are longer than the drawer so it can be almost a full extension drawer. I routed a slot in the top for a stop that is attached to back of the drawer. The drawer front and slides have 4 10mm magnets embedded in them for positive closure. It is standing on black powder coated hairpin legs.

The table is 20” X 32” and 18” high. The top is finished with 2 coats of clear epoxy resin and 8 coats of clear poly.The drawer is finished with clear sating lacquer. The reason for all the coats on the top is that I was never satisfied with the finish ( non leveling in spots, dirt and bad flow marks ,etc).

The last shot shows the beginning of the burn pattern in the top.

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#1 posted 06-24-2019 01:07 AM

Truly beautiful Jim, I would be very proud of this!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#2 posted 06-24-2019 01:19 AM

Love it! The turquoise and black really contrast nicely.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 06-24-2019 01:24 AM

The fractal burn looks nice and centered. I have to say the design came out excellent. A job well done.
I’m with you sometimes Jim, there are times more and more coats of clear need to be applied.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#4 posted 06-24-2019 01:33 AM

Great fractals as always. Nice touch on the long wood drawer slides.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#5 posted 06-24-2019 02:12 AM

Good looking table Jim

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#6 posted 06-24-2019 02:37 AM

Outstanding work!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#7 posted 06-24-2019 03:39 AM

That came out real nice Jim!
It definitely deserves the Top 3 award!

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Joe Lyddon

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#8 posted 06-24-2019 04:44 AM

Shockingly, that is one COOL coffee table…

Very nice!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#9 posted 06-24-2019 05:09 AM

I realy didn’t expect that drawer on live edge. Vvery fine feature

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Mark Wilson

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#10 posted 06-24-2019 05:48 AM

Excellent, Jim. I’m getting the idea that school’s out. So, Jim’s muse is on the loose.

-- Mark

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#11 posted 06-24-2019 03:51 PM

your on fire jim,that table is gorgeous.

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#12 posted 06-24-2019 08:38 PM

Thank you all for the nice comments. I learned a lot about that epoxy resin with this project. Always heat the material for a good flow!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#13 posted 06-24-2019 09:06 PM

Very nice table, Jim. How did you get the burn deep enough for the epoxy resin?

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#14 posted 06-24-2019 10:06 PM

Hello Jim.
A very well constructed and presented table.
I especially like the re captured loose knots
As DoubleDD the centering sets it apart as well.

mumble mumble error 250s are still here making life unplesant

-- Regards Rob

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#15 posted 06-24-2019 11:04 PM

Really nice work.

-- Roger Gaborski,

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