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Nakashima Inspired Dining Table

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Project by smartalecg posted 06-29-2013 05:44 PM 6074 views 20 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s a recent homage I made to the master Nakashima. All Japanese joinery on the bottom with no screws just glued joints. The wood is western maple, with the bottom pieces coming from a lot of curly/spalted western maple. The legs came from a set of bookmatched slabs I had that had cracked down the middle, so I just cut them down to leg size and used them here. Let me know what you think!





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#1 posted 06-29-2013 06:31 PM

Looks like a fun build. Nothing more satisfying than wood on wood joinery, I’d say!

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#2 posted 06-29-2013 07:07 PM

Some excellent fine joinery contrasted with live edges. It looks fantastic!

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#3 posted 06-29-2013 09:31 PM

very cool design

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#4 posted 06-29-2013 10:04 PM

I like it

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#5 posted 06-29-2013 10:06 PM

Nice work….

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#6 posted 06-29-2013 10:47 PM

Very cool! I love the design!. Is the top actually flat? The pictures make it look a bit concave?

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#7 posted 06-29-2013 11:20 PM

Fantastic piece. Very impressive joinery work you created.

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#8 posted 06-30-2013 01:00 AM

Nakashima would be pleased with your esotericism.
Nice job on the joinery.

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#9 posted 06-30-2013 02:31 AM

Lovely table and beautiful wood…excellent job.

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#10 posted 07-01-2013 02:40 AM

Great job!

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#11 posted 07-01-2013 07:04 AM

Love the simplicity. Beautifully elegant!

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#12 posted 07-02-2013 03:23 PM

Wonderful table! Great design, joinery and like the live edges which added some character to it. Excellent work!

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#13 posted 07-02-2013 06:34 PM

Wow! If you ever offer a joinery class I’m in!

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#14 posted 07-16-2013 12:51 AM

beautiful work. love the design and the wood!!

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#15 posted 01-30-2020 02:30 PM

Very nice! I remember reading about Nakashima in Fine Woodworking when he first became popular. Like other greats, he was very spiritual with and about his work. Your table seems a fine reflection of all that.

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