Kintsugi coffee table
This Japanese inspired piece embraces the concept of “perfectly imperfect” to create a sense of harmony in spite of division. It is the antithesis of mass production and celebrates the unique and inherent beauty of nature.
The hand selected Camphor Laurel Slab was chosen for its distinctive grain pattern. The split is the focal point, enhanced through inlaying four purple heart bowties, embracing its imperfection for superior structural integrity.
The blackbutt trapezoidal base is constructed using floating mortise and tenon joinery
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Picked out a Camphour laurel slab from the timber yard
Also grabbed a small piece of Purple Heart
I got to work by cutting the slab in half and straight ripping one edge
Off to the jointer to get that seam perfect
I cut the bow ties on the bandsaw before cleaning up the edge with my chisel. I marked them out with blue tape and a marking knife
The glueup went perfectly and I was really happy with the tight fit
After stabilizing the board with the bow ties it was time to glue the two slabs together
Clamps clamps clamps clamps
- I thought a trapezoidal base would be the perfect complement. I used my Domino for the loose tenon joinery which made this a no fuss glueup
I got the top in place and where I wanted it
Time for the finishing touches and final sand
I used pure tung oil for the finish, seven coats in the end. It took a while but I kept thinking well..... just one more can’t hurt!!
Really happy with the finished product