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Japanese Trestle (Kigumi) Table from Pecan Hickory

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Project by bvdon posted 07-12-2018 05:53 AM 1635 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I found some Pecan Hickory on Craigslist, turns out the tree was from a historic site relating to a Civil War era hospital, though the tree is clearly not that old.

This project, with a few exceptions, was inspired by “ISHITANI Furniture” channel on YouTube. Search for “ISHITANI – Making a Kigumi Table” and you will find the source.

Very fun project, but also difficult to work with such large pieces of raw lumber. The end result was very satisfying and I am really enjoying using this table every day.





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#1 posted 07-12-2018 01:51 PM

Beautiful work bvdon!

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#2 posted 07-12-2018 04:19 PM

Fantastic build.

-- T Loftus -- Just on the edge of common sense

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#3 posted 07-12-2018 04:19 PM

great table! I am currently in the end stages of getting my butt kicked by a 5” thick slab so, much respect for dealing with the big raw lumber!

-- Converting quality wood into kindling since 2014!

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#4 posted 07-12-2018 06:15 PM

This is a nice design. I have two slabs of Walnut drying in the garage that is for a tabletop for my wife. Seriously considering something similar.

-- -Steven Peck, http://www.blkmtn.org

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#5 posted 07-12-2018 06:54 PM

Thanks all… will have another project from the same tree. Stay tuned.

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#6 posted 07-12-2018 11:28 PM

wow, that is awesome, nice detail, and love the selection of wood, well done, thanks for sharing
rj in az

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#7 posted 07-13-2018 12:40 AM

Gorgeous work!!

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#8 posted 07-13-2018 03:55 AM

Really nice work. What’s the finish?

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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#9 posted 07-13-2018 06:59 AM

Thanks, Bill….. Waterlox tung oil.

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#10 posted 07-13-2018 01:37 PM

Love Waterlox. How many coats? Anything special the way you went about applying it?

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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#11 posted 07-13-2018 07:36 PM

About 5 coats…. took a while due to size of the project.

I lay down two coats, then I hit it with a splash of mineral oil and 320 grit…. wipe off the sludge. Then another coats… after it dries… 400 grit and mineral oil, then one last round and finish with 600 grit.

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