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I like how the organic tops contrast with geometric bases in Nakashima's tables, and how the heavy low stretcher seems to tie them to the earth.
One of my favorite things about this table is how the top is attached. Using a trick I learned from Michael Puryear, I screwed dovetail cleats to the tops of the trestles, and routed stopped sliding dovetails into the underside of the top halves. Then the two halves just slid on. Then I clamped them in place while I installed the butterfly keys that hold them in place. No visible joinery below!
I was lucky to find a thick slab for the top. I jointed one edge, and then resawed the slab so I could open it into this nice bookmatch. In order to get the pieces through my bandsaw, I ripped them down the middle, rejoining them later. Can you see the seams?
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Did I miss the FWW article or video workshop on this?? :>)
Definitely worth both!
Great table Asa, could you post a picture of the table from underneath so we can see the tops of the trestle ends? Thanks!
Absolutely gorgeous!!! What finishing techniques did you use?
Wow very impressive! a like the gap left in the middle of the table top it makes it different from usual table tops and I totally agree with cahudson42, a workshop on that table would be awesome...
Actually, its worth a video workshop as well!
Asa, this definitely is worth an article in FWW. Beautiful.
Asa, great looking table. The way the top is joined to the table is a really neat idea. Thanks for sharing it with us.
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