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Nakashima Inspired Live Edge Coffee Table

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Project by BenhamDesign posted 03-15-2020 06:06 PM 729 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This build was inspired by one of my favorite furniture designers, George Nakashima. It is a live edge walnut slab that is joined to a walnut base using through tenons.
The base is assembled using a complex bridle joint.

You can see more about how I built it on my design blog or watch the YouTube Video

Thanks for checking out my work,
Brian Benham Custom Made Furniture Maker

-- What I do in and out of the shop at http://www.BrianBenham.com





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wildwoodbybrianjohns

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#1 posted 03-15-2020 07:50 PM

Thats a beauty, for sure.

I used to buy records at a shop in the town where G.N. had his shop. The record shop was a favorite because you could return the record you bought the weekend previous(if you didnt like it, or had made a cassette copy) and get something new.

Never knew good old george was even there until many years later. I think his daughter still runs an operation there in New Hope, P.A.

-- Wildwood by Brian Johns: Because cheese isnt a healthy source of cheese, I will use grated cucumber to top off this raw food vegan pizza.

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observer100

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#2 posted 03-15-2020 08:04 PM

Another beautiful project. Love the simple yet robust design..

-- Seeing is believing.

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BenhamDesign

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#3 posted 03-16-2020 12:15 AM



Another beautiful project. Love the simple yet robust design..

- observer100


Thanks

-- What I do in and out of the shop at http://www.BrianBenham.com

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BenhamDesign

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#4 posted 03-16-2020 12:16 AM



Thats a beauty, for sure.

I used to buy records at a shop in the town where G.N. had his shop. The record shop was a favorite because you could return the record you bought the weekend previous(if you didnt like it, or had made a cassette copy) and get something new.

Never knew good old george was even there until many years later. I think his daughter still runs an operation there in New Hope, P.A.

- wildwoodbybrianjohns


I believe his daughter does still run the shop. I just watched something I think on YouTube or NetFlix the other day about her. Glad she is carrying on the family business.

-- What I do in and out of the shop at http://www.BrianBenham.com

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#5 posted 03-16-2020 03:06 AM

so good to see your work brian i always look forward to new projects from you.georges work has inspired me for many years.my own style is sort of nakashima and maloof with a little marks mixed in.i think george would give the thumbs up on this one.very nice work once again.

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

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Jamie

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#6 posted 03-16-2020 04:41 PM

Awesome design. Great video. Lots of good tips in there. Like the way you build the router templates on the project with CA glue.

-- Jamie, Red Deer

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#7 posted 03-17-2020 01:44 AM

Nicely done. I like the slight curve in the leg base.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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builtinbkyn

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#8 posted 03-24-2020 02:39 PM

Nice work Brian. I enjoy watching your YT channel. Keep it up!

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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