Bamboo & Koa Side Table
This whole woodworking project was based upon a piece of highly figured Koa that my friend Dave brought back from Hawaii and left at my front door. I knew it was going to have to be a table who could cut wood this nice into smaller pieces.
First thing I had to do was figure out if I could get this flat, there was a lot of drywrot and crazy grain direction. I used a toothed blade in my long angle jack plane with some success. The legs are made from laminated Bamboo ply.
I had to use several coats of special clear marine epoxy to stabalize the board so it doesn't fall apart while working it.
I was trying to figure out how to attach the top so that it looks like it's floating.
This table I have to say is one of my most favorite pieces, it's clean and simple. The beauty of the wood does all the talking.
The base of the table is put together with a simple mortise and tenon joint