"Samurai" Beech Coffee Table
Made from Beech, sourced from local managed wood. (With a small amount of Oak)
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When I saw these planks in the wood stacks, I thought they would look good as a table top.When I started to prepare the wood, it reminded me of a Japanese style table. I felt the name should reflect this, so I have called it the Samurai Coffee Table. The timber for this table has come from H&A Lewis, Boyndlie, Fraserburgh. It was cut from Forglen Estate, near Turriff. I have been seasoning the timber for 2 years.
I am going to use a light brown stain and clear wax to finish it off.
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Length: 1130mm (3 feet 9 inches)
Width: 900mm (3 feet)
Height: 400mm (18 inches)
The photos above show the planks for the top to be almost bowl shaped. I have made the shelf from slats about 20mm x 40mm set on edge and morticed into the lower rails.
The legs are 80mm x 80mm and are scribed to the underside of the top. The rails are mortice and tenoned into the legs. The top is screwed down onto the rails with 5 x 75mm screws into counter-bored holes. The holes are filled with Oak pegs.
I have used a light Oak stain over all with a little Rosewood to provide some emphasis. The whole piece is finished with clear beeswax.
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