Coffee Table

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 08-05-2020 05:40 PM 744 views 0 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a walnut coffee table I made from one of the slabs I found hidden in my wood rack in the barn. Since I did the last table for Shawne, I thought I’d make another one with the fractal burning but not the full inlay fill. It is still warm enough this summer to pour epoxy so this one was clear resin coated with 3 coats. It was first flattened on the slab jig and then I filled the voids with turquoise before burning in the Lichtenberg figures. This is an old piece and the bark was nice and tight so I left it on.

The top is 2” x 16” x 33” and the table is 18” high on 2 bar hairpin legs. It is finished with Shellac and then clear resin coated.

Cheers, Jim

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

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#1 posted 08-05-2020 05:44 PM

Very sofisticated piece….good finish…the board and grain are awesome

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 08-05-2020 05:47 PM

wow-the king of fractal rides again.damn that looks gorgeous jim.i like that you left the bark on most remove it afraid that it will fall off but ive never had that issue.nice job.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#3 posted 08-05-2020 05:53 PM

Super, Jim. How heavy is it?

-- Mark

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#4 posted 08-05-2020 06:00 PM

That’s exquisite Jim!

-- 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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#5 posted 08-05-2020 06:29 PM

What a beautiful table. Nice finish.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#6 posted 08-05-2020 07:04 PM

Well done Jim. I’m sure someone will buy that one.

-- James E McIntyre

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#7 posted 08-05-2020 07:04 PM

A mile deep! Another nice one Jim 8^) (I wish I could have a lawn that looks like that!)

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#8 posted 08-05-2020 09:24 PM

Very nice Jim! Love that mirror finish! Sitting out in the sun… I hope it don’t reflect the sun and blnd the aircraft in the area. LOL! The burn pattern really gives it a super nice look!

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

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#9 posted 08-05-2020 09:29 PM


Love the contrast the sapwood adds to the piece!

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

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#10 posted 08-05-2020 11:26 PM

Jim, that is NICE !

-- 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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#11 posted 08-06-2020 12:49 AM

Good one Jim

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#12 posted 08-06-2020 02:02 AM


Nice job on the table top. Good selection of techniques for the best look.

However, I think the use of Haripin legs is a major fail. It’s like you didn’t have time to do it right so you just did the easy thing. Sorry Jim.


-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#13 posted 08-06-2020 02:24 AM

Beautiful piece of wood with a great embellishments.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#14 posted 08-06-2020 03:31 AM

Cool as all get out. That finish looks as good as a piece of glass. Excellent job !!! Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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#15 posted 08-06-2020 10:26 AM

Beautiful table Jim! And I personally like the organic flowing shape of the wood and the roughness of the bark in contrast to the hard-edged, mechanicil legs. I would be proud to have something like that in my house…


-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl,

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