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Stacked Lamination Coffee Table Pt. 2

Posted on November 28th, by Andy Brownell in Projects. No Comments

The following post is sponsored by Australia-based Arbortech, makers of power carving, sanding and cutting tools. This is the second in a series of posts on building, carving and finishing a stacked lamination coffee table project. 

In my previous post, I discussed some of the techniques used in the assembly and shaping the base of this stacked lamination coffee table with Arbortech’s TURBO and MiniTURBO planes. The weather this fall has been nice enough to allow the vast majority of the work to be done outdoors. This is advantageous for two reasons: the first being that working outdoors is far more enjoyable than … Read More »


Stacked Lamination Coffee Table Pt. 1

Posted on November 22nd, by Andy Brownell in Projects, Tools. 1 Comment

The following post is sponsored by Australia-based Arbortech, makers of power carving, sanding and cutting tools. This will be the first in a series of three posts on building, carving and finishing a stacked lamination coffee table project.

I mentioned in my previous posts on carved bowl making, that wood carving is a very different kind of woodworking. Grinding away material is more akin to sculpture, versus building a dimensional piece of furniture. With any new technique or tool, a learning curve is usually required to become proficient. This coffee table is probably a more advanced project, so if you are … Read More »


Stacked Lamination Coffee Table

Posted on April 9th, by Andy Brownell in Gorilla Glue, Projects, Publications. 8 comments

Most furniture I’ve made it’s been about angles, curves and accurate joinery of dimensional lumber. In order to stretch myself a bit in both design and execution, I’ve recently begun working on a stacked lamination coffee table. This stacked lamination style became popular during the Midcentury period by artists like Wendell Castle. After seeing some of his highly carved, organic work in person at the Chicago Art Institute, I couldn’t resist giving it a try for myself.

Depending on the size, stacked lamination projects can either be created from single solid pieces, or smaller pieces mechanically joined together to create a void … Read More »