The Divide coffee table

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Project by Jono posted 02-29-2008 01:09 PM 2654 views 9 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This coffee table was designed by my boss Grant Wyl;ychuk for the ODI Gallery. I built 14 of them over a two week period. It was tecnically an easy build, but instaling the Blu-motion Blum drawer slides upsidedown to the fixed drawer proved very challenging. First of all the slides are not designed to work upside down and second of all i am not an engineer and i do not have the ability to re-engineer the slides. Any ways i made it work after many hours of trial and error. I love working with the Bamboo board it’s 23% denser than maple and is very durable.

-- Jono, Vancouver, [email protected]

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#1 posted 02-29-2008 01:20 PM

the wood is gorgeous. The piece – SWEET! and the slide – oh yah, hidden storage. Love it (especially since you don’t have to move anything to get at it!)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#2 posted 02-29-2008 01:50 PM

This is a very unusual piece. I can imagine the problems you had with the slides. I know it can be a difficult sometimes with open cabinetry to get them installed correctly so I am sure this presented it own set of challenges for you to overcome.

I like the bamboo material. It is gorgeous.

How are you finishing these tables?

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 02-29-2008 02:14 PM

Ah, I should’ve looked at this one first! Great work, I like the “moving the tabletop aside to get to the drawer” concept.

-- Robb

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#4 posted 02-29-2008 02:16 PM

Beautiful work. The piece really accentuates (spelling?) the bamboo grain, and begs to be opened.

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#5 posted 02-29-2008 03:08 PM

Thank you for all the welcomes. I thought I would let you all know that I have been given the chance to take down an old barn. The wood is ruff cut timber, I think its fir. but its nice will make some great furniture.

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#6 posted 02-29-2008 10:37 PM

Cool design, and nice job on the construction!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#7 posted 03-01-2008 10:50 AM

Beautiful piece, Love the look. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#8 posted 03-01-2008 01:27 PM

That is a ‘drop-dead gorgeous’ table. I like the interesting take on the drawer.

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#9 posted 03-01-2008 08:20 PM

This is really cool. I love the design, it is unique and the bamboo is really beautiful. I second the request above, how did you finish it. Also, what was the final solution to get the slide to work?

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#10 posted 04-20-2008 12:33 PM

Beautiful piece

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#11 posted 05-19-2008 04:53 AM

Very nice!

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#12 posted 05-19-2008 04:55 AM

that is a really cool design. I like it.

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