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This is a table I just finished. I came home and there was a piece of Koa leaning against my front door and I knew right away it had to be a table. How could I cut such a nice piece of wood, I admit it i'm a wood hoarder. I used some bamboo ply that I had in the shop for the base. Not much to say it was a pretty simple design and build. I used mortise and tenons for the frame a 2 screws in the top to allow it to move where ever it needed.

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That table top is really amazing…..one of my absolute favorites.
 

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I agree you don't cut that,gods creation you did it proud.nothing wrong with simple my friend.that koa is spectacular you made it the star of the show-great job,love it.
 

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Thanks, a friend brought it back from Hawaii and knew I did woodworking so he left it at my door.
 

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Awesome piece of wood for the table top. Very cool design all around.
 

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Very nice
 

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Yes, the top gets your attention, but what this whole project is, keeps it!

Very Nice!
 

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i've never seen bamboo ply or even thought of using it like this - awesome work
 

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Thanks for all the kind words. Greg the bamboo ply is available in many styles and colors, but runs about $250 a sheet up here in Alaska. I'm sure I would be cheaper down in the lower 48 though.
 

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I too have never seen bamboo ply as a base..looks very nice. My concern would be if it got kicked or knocked..will the plies break? Dunno. Welcome to Lj's
 

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I would think you could kick the legs straight off before you could get the ply to separate. Also the table is very light and would probably all move pretty easily if bumped
 

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That's great. The koa is amazing obviously. I really like your use of bamboo ply here though. Nice job.
 

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That's way cool. Love the floating top. And a stellar piece of wood for the top. Never saw any bamboo ply. Will have to check next time to the local supplier.
 
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