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Auragami

Auragami

This origami inspired table is made of spalted Maple & ebonized Ash. The origami butterflies are made of Rosewood & Ebony. The large butterfly has a 3/4" x 32" steel rod running through it to...

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Walnut bench after Nakashima

Walnut bench after Nakashima

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Several years ago I bought a walnut slab from a sawyer in Missouri. I looked at it for several years, off-and-on, and a couple of months ago put it in my shop. Having nothing wide enough to flatten...

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Roosevelt Cigar Table

Roosevelt Cigar Table

ROOSEVELT CIGAR TABLE   Materials: Maple Burl, Zebrawood, Steel Dimensions:  13"L  x  11"W  x 13"H Finish:  Hand-rubbed oil (fully cured), shellac, and spray lacquer for added durability and...

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Marre Coffee Table

Marre Coffee Table

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MARRE COFFEE TABLE   Materials: Claro Walnut, Black Walnut Dimensions: 74"L  x  26"W  x  15"H Finish:  Natural hand-rubbed oil + wax -- buffed and polished to a satin gloss. This piece features...

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Roosevelt Bourbon Table

Roosevelt Bourbon Table

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ROOSEVELT BOURBON TABLE   Materials: Maple Burl, Zebrawood, Steel Dimensions:  25"L  x  19"W  x  24"H Finish:  Hand-rubbed oil (fully cured), shellac, and spray lacquer for added durability...

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Nakashima Inspired Conoid bench

Nakashima Inspired Conoid bench

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This photo is my interpretation of Nakashima inspired conoid bench. The seat is a quarter sawn sycamore crotch with significant flame figure and the legs, spindles and crest rail are walnut. The legs...

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Low sofa table

Low sofa table

A low sofa table commisioned to fit in an existing space.  Designed to harmonize witht eh existing furniture, design sensibilities and color pallatte.  In figure hard maple and walnut...

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Nakashima inspired free form coffee tables

Nakashima inspired free form coffee tables

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These coffee tables were made from crotch sawn pieces of a locally harvest walnut tree. They were begging to be used in some free form piece. The size varies but both are approximately...

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Shop Talk Live 18: George Nakashima 2.0

Shop Talk Live 18: George Nakashima 2.0

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Find out how George Nakashima's acclaimed woodworking studio faired after his death, and learn how daughter Mira picked up the reigns in an exclusive interview

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Help Complete the Vision of George Nakashima

Help Complete the Vision of George Nakashima

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Two upcoming events will raise funds to help complete the vision of George Nakashima

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nakashima inspired (loosely) Table lamps. First project.

nakashima inspired (loosely) Table lamps. First project.

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I recently moved into a house with a basement that finally allows me to start working on projects and building things and I decided for my first woodworking project to build some lamps. The lamps are...

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George Nakashima inspired coffee table

George Nakashima inspired coffee table

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Designed the project a year ago trying to figure out a base for a piece of cypress that I had gotten from my grandfathers garage. Came up with a beautiful base that was inspired through the works of...

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Cherry Coffee Table

Cherry Coffee Table

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Cherry with Wenge & Bocote butterflies. Copper joins legs, legs are joined to top with fox wedged tenons. Finish is Tried & True varnish oil. 18 X 48 X 19 

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Ryan Floating Media Shelf

Ryan Floating Media Shelf

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 RYAN FLOATING WALNUT MEDIA SHELF   Dimensions:  116"L  x  12"W  x  5"H Finish:  Hand-rubbed oil & wax -- 5 coats of Danish Oil wet sanded up to 800 grit, followed by 2 coats of dark paste...

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Fayette Cocktail Table

Fayette Cocktail Table

FAYETTE CEDAR SLAB COCKTAIL TABLE   Materials:  Eastern Red Cedar, Steel Dimensions: 51"L x 12.5"W x 13.5"H  This piece was made for a family's 1920s ranch house that had recently been redone, but...

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Coker Coffee Table

Coker Coffee Table

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COKER CHERRY SLAB COFFEE TABLE   Dimensions:  48"L  x  24"W  x  15"H. Finish:  Hand-rubbed oil & wax -- 5 coats of Danish oil wet sanded up to 1200-grit, followed by 2 coats of paste wax ...

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Rice Coffee Table

Rice Coffee Table

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RICE CHERRY SLAB COFFEE TABLE   This is my 2nd attempt at creating a live-edge slab piece -- and my first attempt at doing a Nakashima-style table (or any sort of inlay work for that...

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Shooting a FWW article with NBCs Nick Offerman

Shooting a FWW article with NBC's Nick Offerman

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Nick Offerman, who plays the stodgy Ron Swanson on NBC's hit comedy, Parks & Rec, is a real-deal woodworker. I traveled this week to his roomy shop in LA to shoot an article about the clever router jig Nick developed to level the big slabs he uses in his Nakashima-style tables. After a 20 year-acting career, he remains a humble guy who would rather be woodworking.

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UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Esherick, Maloof, Nakashima: Homes of the Master Wood Artisans by Tina Skinner

UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Esherick, Maloof, Nakashima: Homes of the Master Wood Artisans by Tina Skinner

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See who won a copy of Esherick, Maloof, Nakashima: Homes of the Master Wood Artisans

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Zen Breakfast Table

Zen Breakfast Table

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The Zen Breakfast Table is made from a salvaged Chinese Pistache tree cut down in Woodland, CA.  Given the nature of the tree it seemed fitting to honor it with a Nakashima inspired design and...

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