Naka Coffee Table

Nakashima inspired Custom Coffee Table - Custom Furniture

This Coffee Table was inspired by George Nakashima, one of my most influential woodworking heroes. Of course, I added a few of my own design twists to it. On the bottom stretcher, I added a graceful curve to add some movement to the base, much like a humpback whale surfacing for air.

To ensure the piece was not heavy-feeling, instead of a solid piece of wood for the back cross leg, I used two mirrored angled pieces of wood flaring off the center arch.

The main structure is made from walnut and is joined together using bridle joints.  The live edge walnut top is joined to the base using through mortise and tenon joints wedged with African Mahogany.  This adds some contrast and visual interest to the joinery. I always love it when I can use exposed joinery to show how a piece was assembled.

Sizes are approximate:

42″ Long, 20″ wide, 16″ tall


Made In Colorado

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