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Table Made with Ancient Japanese Technique


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  • Kavouraki_40k
    Kavouraki_40k 3 ай бұрын +146

    First, As a teacher, Im glad your daughter seemed interested and got to try herself.
    Second, this table looks stunning. I really love the fading with the gold. super cool

  • Azabujuban-Hito
    Azabujuban-Hito 2 ай бұрын +45

    I live in Tokyo, Japan. A few years ago ,on a whim, I took up a kintsugi class. We did it on broken bowls and other potteries. It's not as easy as it seems but it really worth every penny !

  • russierh
    russierh 4 күн бұрын

    This is absolutely the most beautiful table I’ve ever seen no joke!! I don’t comment much but you definitely deserved a kudos for this…. The gold and the way it faded out omg gorgeous 😮

  • Marauder 36
    Marauder 36 2 ай бұрын +34

    Honestly, I had my doubts about: staining a live edge piece, staining walnut, kintsugi on such a large scale, the entire idea -- BUT the finished project is beautiful! I'd be proud to own this table. Good job sir!

  • Shandrae Hansen
    Shandrae Hansen 3 ай бұрын +13

    Beautiful. I think the kintsugi technique with the black stain really enhanced the natural beauty of the cookie. Staining the base the black gave it a cohesive look. Well done, I think you did a great job. I enjoy watching your channel because you're willing to try new things.

  • Andrew Hesling
    Andrew Hesling Ай бұрын +5

    It's beautiful! At first when you said you were going to stain it black I thought that was sacrilegious, but to see the finished product, the black stain brought out the natural brown colour and the gold leaf really sets it off, excellent!!

  • Matt Pierson
    Matt Pierson 3 ай бұрын +110

    Props for trying out the kintsugi technique on such a large piece. I've seen in before in bowls and pottery, first time I'm seeing it on furniture. This piece wasn't my cup of tea, but then again, I'm not about to buy a several thousand dollar table anyway. Thanks for the content and especially for showing us how you worked through the various problems and mistakes along the way, that is exceedingly helpful for the rest of us mere mortals.

  • Matt G
    Matt G Ай бұрын

    Jonny you’ve probably thought about this before, but if the CNC is your biggest surface, why not make 4-5x8 MDF or mellamine surface that you can lay on top of the cnc table to use for finishing/assembly or epoxy pours? I have to do this with my workstations in my small shop. The MDF is also much flatter than most stuff usually so it’s good for assembly too. Anyway just a thought. Best!

  • Brett O Hansen
    Brett O Hansen 3 ай бұрын +77

    kintsugi is the technique you're using but the philosophy it's meant to represent; Wabi-sabi. The wabi-sabi aesthetics is inspired by the world-view of finding beauty in the imperfect. That's why they put gold in the cracks of the pottery. It's meant to signify the beauty in the flaws of the bowl.

    • David Cranford Jr
      David Cranford Jr 5 күн бұрын

      @Brett O Hansen lol

    • Brett O Hansen
      Brett O Hansen Ай бұрын

      @David Cranford Jr Feel free to enlighten me if you wan't. I was just trying to help the man out.

    • Akira
      Akira Ай бұрын

      later yes, earlier, not.

    • David Cranford Jr
      David Cranford Jr Ай бұрын +3

      @brettohansen4979 you're correcting someone's grammar and your corrections aren't much better.

    • Brett O Hansen
      Brett O Hansen Ай бұрын +1

      @Andrew Clarke Home Improvement Of course.

  • Mrs Luxe
    Mrs Luxe 2 ай бұрын +2

    this is absolutely stunning and I would love to have a table like this!

  • Michael
    Michael 3 ай бұрын +8

    Beautiful. Like a bolt of lightning across a dark sky. We have storms just like it in Australia. I have seen the same method of Katsugi on cracked floor tiles, so using it on wood is just another clever adaption.

  • Albert Shilton
    Albert Shilton Ай бұрын

    Great job. Love this table and particularly love your honest dialogue. Question. How did you get that faded look on the gold lease s it runs towards the edge of the table. Also, do you need to seal the gold lease before flooding to stop flakes of gold from rising out of the cracks. Thanks, Al

  • The Roaming Hazard
    The Roaming Hazard 3 ай бұрын +99

    FYI regarding the circle jig. It's worth the time to just make one with metal rods that go into your router plate holes as they are infinity adjust and you'll never have to waste time making a custom one out of wood ever again.

    • Sam Leigh
      Sam Leigh 3 ай бұрын +12


    • SomeOrdinary Stan
      SomeOrdinary Stan 3 ай бұрын +2

      Goddamm, infinity adjust!!

    • jordan norman
      jordan norman 3 ай бұрын +6

      I love infinity adjust

  • P B
    P B 2 ай бұрын +6

    the stain is gorgeous, really brings out the character of the wood! I think the only thing that could be improved is the transition between the gold foil and black epoxy, there are some spots where you can see a repeated pattern caused by pressing the foil sheet down which is a small distraction. I think if you had mixed the gold foil with clear epoxy and used that, it would have created a more random application that you could mask off and feather out with more control. beautiful table overall!

    • Snyder Fine Art
      Snyder Fine Art 13 күн бұрын

      The stain hides the character of the wood. You have to squint to even see the wood.

  • PsilliPig
    PsilliPig 3 ай бұрын +7

    Magnif! I love the Japanese modern morph. Try some Japanese joinery too, some time on your under structure. I did for a bed frame made with 5/4 walnut harvested and milled locally in Central New Jersey. It turned out great but no pics. There are some good Japanese jpiner books out there.

  • Revel8R
    Revel8R 4 күн бұрын

    Love the honesty in this video. It highlights the things that can go wrong. And pitfalls to look out for.

  • Vrronique Jones
    Vrronique Jones 3 ай бұрын +2

    Just so you know you can get closer to the look you want by stopping your pour below the surface and do one of 2 things. 1. Por the two colors at the same time like poring 2 soups in a bowl at the same time (old school technique). Swirling is possible with that. The 2nd is stopping the pour below the surface fold or crunch gold in place... Pour clear on top and you should get the look with less aggravation. Hope this helps.

  • Casey Gray
    Casey Gray 3 ай бұрын +4

    using the pencil to check your sanding works fine, but try out powdered guide coat, they also have it in aerosol (I use mirka currently). A product dedicated for finding any imperfections through the sanding process. Not only good for sand scratches, but also checking for straightness or flatness. Another body mans tip! Hope this comment finds your eyes, let Cam know too!!

  • Desi Kiernan
    Desi Kiernan 3 ай бұрын +118

    I'm a bit biased because I love darker colors, but the dark stain made it look so much better! I feel like certain parts pop much better with it. Beautiful table :)

    • Matt Simunovich
      Matt Simunovich 2 ай бұрын +3

      I like darker colors too because they really pop especially if it’s a redwood and red oak.

    • Heero yuy
      Heero yuy 3 ай бұрын +5

      same, i think this turned out better in the darker colors then if he hadn't done it

  • Wes Allen
    Wes Allen 3 ай бұрын +36

    I loved the stain on both the slab and the walnut base, however personally I liked the table MUCH better before the gold leaf.
    That being said, great job on both the video and on the stunningly beautiful table.
    Finally I want to say that what you do on this channel is nothing short of art, everything you build is beautiful and one of a kind. And thus... it is perfect.😉

    • Deb
      Deb Ай бұрын

      I agree, the gold/yellow color failed.

    • Wes Allen
      Wes Allen 3 ай бұрын +2

      PS: The devil made me do it.

  • MadMike 83
    MadMike 83 2 ай бұрын +4

    Turned out a lot better than I initially thought with the stain but it ended up beautiful. Great work

  • HMFan2010
    HMFan2010 2 ай бұрын +2

    Beautiful piece. I wonder how the gold-to-black transition would have worked if you had blended gold flake into the black filler epoxy? I hope this piece finds a home worthy of its aesthetic. And you’re right about Springsteen: while I find his musical talents over-rated, he is a good guy when it comes to the working class, standing up for what’s right, and treating everyone with equanimity.

  • Rafael Castro
    Rafael Castro Ай бұрын

    12:29 looks like something I've seen before, where the edges of the piece get raised by the sealant used around the edges of the mold. But... I LOVE the final thing, just incredibly beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  • Bobby Shotz
    Bobby Shotz 10 күн бұрын

    That table came out amazing!

  • Wooly Petals Wood Co.
    Wooly Petals Wood Co.  4 ай бұрын +19

    Wow this turned out incredible. I love how you repaired it. Very enjoyable to watch this table come to life!

  • Andrew H
    Andrew H 3 ай бұрын +3

    I really like this table. I would prefer the gold being more of a sprinkled effect like in the larger areas but it still is a nice look. Thanks for your videos.

  • ramonals
    ramonals 3 ай бұрын +3

    Love it! When it all came together at the end, you could see everything fit perfectly. 🙂

  • Gretchen L'Hommedieu
    Gretchen L'Hommedieu Ай бұрын +3

    Love the table with the gold inlays. And the base is perfect for the table. ❤😊

  • Travis Campbell
    Travis Campbell 2 ай бұрын +1

    That's a really nice piece of art man! Excellent work!

  • Merry Machiavelli
    Merry Machiavelli 2 ай бұрын +2

    Love the table - personally though I think I would have gone with the gold branching outwards (kinda in a tree-effect) rather than tapering off, I think that would have added to the naturalistic feel of slab (trees within a tree?). That being said, I in no way have the technical ability to any of this or the creative vision to think of it in the first place!

  • Kenneth Reagan
    Kenneth Reagan 3 ай бұрын +41

    I love it when your daughters in the videos seeing families being happy, and having fun makes the videos better. It’s part of the reason why I like, watching fab rats, or Matts off-road recovery

    MrSNAKEBITE777 Ай бұрын

    Hi there, I think it looks beautiful. You have done a cracking job on this table. I would love to own a table like this. Thanks for taking us on your journey with your woodworking. Keep up the great work 👍

  • EvilPickle
    EvilPickle Ай бұрын

    Had you ever considered making it into 3 sperate tables that could then be slid together to make a larger one when needed or wanted?

  • Tom Shroyer
    Tom Shroyer 2 ай бұрын

    Absolutely stunning!

  • Anum Rabadam
    Anum Rabadam 2 ай бұрын +2

    I knew, respected and loved about this ancient pottery technique, but applied to an epoxied table it is a brilliant idea! you certainly are one of a kind, a Master!!!

  • andy t
    andy t 2 ай бұрын +5


  • Jamie Smith
    Jamie Smith 3 ай бұрын +31

    My biggest takeaway from this was at 22:55- the kaizen foam/sandpaper "dispenser". Table looks good, too...

    • B30pt87
      B30pt87 3 ай бұрын

      I know, right? I know what my top drawer is transitioning into!

  • Eugenia Beason
    Eugenia Beason Ай бұрын +1

    A stunning pc of furniture! What a beautiful choice of colors. Talent beyond!

  • Michael M.
    Michael M. 3 ай бұрын

    Kintsugi = keen-tsoo-gee
    /from a viewer in Japanland
    Nice piece! Being from Washington originally, I didn't expect part of the story to be linked to WA, so that was a pleasant surprise. It made me wonder what I took for granted living there (re: what we had and others may not have had so easily available).

  • murphymb
    murphymb 3 ай бұрын

    Staining the walnut base was a good call. A lot of folks have a lot of natural light in their dining rooms or wherever they park to gather. Over time the walnut will fade, much as cherry does after the initial photo-reactive darkening. The stain will prevent much of that. I think the gold leaf is great. I rarely stain wood, but when it works as a highlight rather than a mask, it works well, cuz as we all know, masks don't work 😏

  • Dame Aleta
    Dame Aleta 2 ай бұрын

    YES! My husband is a huge Bruce fan and I don't think that much of his music. It was first really big concert I ever attended and I only did it for the hubs. I'm loving this table and have a beloved cereal bowl my sister gave me that broke. Plan on doing something very similar to repair it. Oh, yeah, I subscribed!

  • Mitchell Field
    Mitchell Field 3 ай бұрын +1

    As far as whether or not to stain goes, commandments are a tricky thing. The whole point of a rule is to understand why and when it applies so that if you break it, you know that you did it on purpose and for good reason. In this case? This table is gorgeous, so it clearly worked out for the best!

  • ItsMe_AllanP
    ItsMe_AllanP 3 ай бұрын +9

    The table turned out great. I love the idea of kintsugi, beautifying the flaws of repair with gold. This would be awesome to own, paired with kintsugi pottery/dishware

    • Janet King
      Janet King 3 ай бұрын +1

      I'm trying to figure out something. What kind of chairs would you pick to use with this table?? Sorry, 🤔 I'm still wondering!! 🙇‍♀️
      🤶🎄🎅 Janet ✌️

  • Janina
    Janina 2 ай бұрын +1

    I just wanna say I was thinking if I had the money what would I feel good paying for it? You priced it exactly the price I thought. It is absolutely gorgeous and someone will be very happy with it!

  • The Duckling Homestead and Gardens

    WOW!!!! That is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!! I'm glad you had to redo the top layers back down to the slab surface and stain again. The reason being is the 2nd stain wasn't as dark as the first stain and balanced out the colors better!!! The GOLD leaf really popped against that darker background that wouldn't have been as dark had you not stained it, BRAVO!!! Excellent choice!!!

  • zapfanzapfan
    zapfanzapfan Ай бұрын

    That is simply gorgeous!

  • Earte Cathy
    Earte Cathy 3 ай бұрын

    I have used a stirring tool that is shaped so it does not mix air bubbles into the liquid. The tool fits into an electric drill. I used mine to mix powdered clay and water to make a clay for casting - no bubbles! I bought mine in a shop that sells things to potters. It appears to me to be something you could use to mix epoxy.

  • Sam Lariviere
    Sam Lariviere 3 күн бұрын

    Wow. Awesome table. Thanks for making it and showing us the process.

  • EdenCybernetic
    EdenCybernetic 3 ай бұрын +7

    Man I love seeing your stuff, especially since your a local, doing similar stuff I am (I do metal and carbon fiber though). You are a huge motivator to get me off my bum and get to making. keep it up and stomp on the haters. Amazing builds.

  • Adrienne Fraschetta
    Adrienne Fraschetta 2 ай бұрын

    You did a great job on the table!!!

  • CJCD2411
    CJCD2411 Ай бұрын

    Very impressed, beautiful table!

  • Paul Cavanagh
    Paul Cavanagh 21 күн бұрын

    Absolutely stunning 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

  • David Jowett
    David Jowett 2 ай бұрын

    My reaction on the completed gold leaf was simply "WOW"

  • Sujeet Oommen
    Sujeet Oommen 3 ай бұрын +5

    Beautiful work! Love the way you went about it. Very inspiring.

  • Linda 🧜‍♀️
    Linda 🧜‍♀️ 4 ай бұрын +11

    It's a beaut! Stain looks great, and actually, the diminishing gold is quite a nice touch.

  • Blanca Davila
    Blanca Davila 3 ай бұрын +1

    Absolutely stunning table . I love it so much ❤

  • rare breed
    rare breed 12 күн бұрын

    Totally fab job! I favor lighter colors, so I would have gone with a lighter color that would be something closer to the original wood color.

  • Milou de Koning
    Milou de Koning 2 ай бұрын

    Love the tabelfoot! Simple, stylish, beautiful colour!

  • Kenny VR
    Kenny VR 3 ай бұрын +1

    Love the table, it has an amazing look!
    really enjoying your content, keep up the good work.
    Greets from Belgium!

  • Grizzle G
    Grizzle G 3 ай бұрын

    Man I’m sad I can’t buy this table. It’s absolutely gorgeous 🤩

  • M Miller
    M Miller 4 ай бұрын +13

    Jonny, I yelled out loud when you cracked the slab but you proved that sometimes the best work begins with a mistake. Table is BEAUTIFUL! Love the dissipation of the gold towards the outside perimeter.

  • jacques
    jacques 3 ай бұрын +3

    Awesome shop.
    And great woodwork.
    Thanks for showing the mistakes, and how long things take.

  • Paul G.
    Paul G. 2 ай бұрын

    It's my first time viewing your channel, i'd like to say I'm jealous of the work area. Large work space and a cnc to level the piece makes it alot easier especially when pouring epoxy. Great work fixing your mistakes too. As for staining that burl and walnut. I don't think it would have matched if you didn't, and the gold leaf wouldn't have looked as good on a lighter piece of wood. But I do think you took away from the natural swirls and designs in the burl by staining it. I think I would have gone with black steel legs and just a clear epoxy coating with no stain to enhance the burl look. Sanded it, then polished it, then ceramic coated it just like you did. But to each his own yours came out very nice as well. I'm sure someone will love it and give it a nice home.

  • funland108
    funland108 3 ай бұрын +2

    First time viewer here. That is stunning work! I love the kintsugi, stain and epoxy combination.

  • Minerva Garcia
    Minerva Garcia Ай бұрын +1

    This is beautiful! I am curious how it would look if not stained black or lightly stained so actually see the wood design and "kintsugi" the cracks.

  • Sean Jackson
    Sean Jackson 3 ай бұрын

    beautiful piece, well worth the price you're asking. nicely done!

  • Porfririo Campos
    Porfririo Campos 3 ай бұрын +3

    Such elegance. Super effort. Loved every moment of watching.

  • Ilona Oglęcka
    Ilona Oglęcka Ай бұрын

    Przepiękny mebel. 🥰

  • D Pav
    D Pav 2 ай бұрын

    Put a box fan beside your curing epoxy table facing slightly upward so there's an updraft away from the table surface, it'll keep most of the bugs and dust away from the surface.

  • Solitaris
    Solitaris 3 ай бұрын

    It is truly a work of art, so beautiful, it was worth all the efforts put into it, it's a jewel of beauty, so thank you so much.

  • Edilamar Azevedo
    Edilamar Azevedo 2 ай бұрын

    Muito bom trabalho parabéns pra vc 🇧🇷

  • Maricela Garcia-Turner
    Maricela Garcia-Turner 2 ай бұрын

    I love it !! Beautiful work 💕

  • 1953lili
    1953lili 3 ай бұрын +7

    Pencil marks...good idea! I took my students to Japan in 1999 and saw quite a few examples of kintsukuroi repaired ceramics. We also saw many examples of Shou Sugi Ban on traditional fences as well as modern houses. Table is amazing! Will you keep it? Sabarashi!

    • Richard Autry
      Richard Autry 3 ай бұрын

      To keep the flying insects off of your epoxy, try building a frame around the project an hang some mosquito netting or a plastic sheet over the top.

  • john lupone
    john lupone 3 ай бұрын

    Hey Jonny, a couple questions for ya, as I'm thinking about adding epoxy to my repertoire. Why the total boat epoxy? Does Rockler have an epoxy that you like? How stable is the table? I might have gone a little wider on the legs. And finally, no I am not a fan of staining walnut. Oak, maple and pine yes and even mahogany from time to time, but not walnut. The burl however looks good dark. Take care and nice job. Johnny in Texas

  • mark white
    mark white 2 ай бұрын

    I stand in awe! Beautiful!

  • LadySythe
    LadySythe 2 ай бұрын

    stunning piece! it's definitely drool worthy!

  • Mark Gourlay StormAbz
    Mark Gourlay StormAbz 2 ай бұрын

    Absolutely lovely piece of work

  • Kay Kaye
    Kay Kaye Ай бұрын

    Loved the faded gold leaf as it neared the outside of the table but was not a fan of it when it was a solid line in the middle. Perhaps you can use it again in future builds with the gold leaf being all faded out? I never got to see.... for how much did this table sell?

  • Melissa Chesney
    Melissa Chesney 4 ай бұрын +5

    I liked the "fade" part of the gold more then the solid gold leaf. This beautiful all the same. I like the stain on the legs too!

  • Scoo-B Doo
    Scoo-B Doo 2 ай бұрын

    Great job. Beautiful table.

  • Wonderfully Beautiful
    Wonderfully Beautiful 2 ай бұрын +1

    Amazing results! Love it!!

  • Paul Nowaczyk
    Paul Nowaczyk 2 ай бұрын

    Hi Jonny, what a beautiful table. I think all of the choices yo made turned out excellent. They way the gold leaf went was amazing. I like how it flowed out to the edge and spilled into the table dispersing. Great job.

  • Steven Sparkes
    Steven Sparkes 2 ай бұрын

    It's your table,
    It's your choice,
    It's your design,
    Personally, I love it!

  • Carol Flores
    Carol Flores 2 ай бұрын

    Absolutely gorgeous!!!

  • Elizabeth Bayard
    Elizabeth Bayard 3 ай бұрын +5

    Beautiful work! I’ve always love the Kintsugi style

  • spinwitch
    spinwitch 2 ай бұрын

    This table is so beautiful. I love it and wish I didn't live so far away.

  • Janet King
    Janet King 3 ай бұрын

    This table is SO BEAUTIFUL!!! I wonder, how large is the table top?? If it has already been sold, how much did you get for it? It's a GORGEOUS table, an honest work of ART. I hope you made lots & lots of money for it too.
    ☮️&💙 Janet.🎄

  • James Ridewood
    James Ridewood 2 ай бұрын

    It looks great. A suggestion for the gnat problem might be to think of a mosquito net. Rigged in advance and lowered over the area where the table sits drying.. A hello from the North of Australia, the home of the fly insect.

  • Robert Perry
    Robert Perry 3 ай бұрын

    I’d like to see some better pictures not because I’m buying but I think the table is beautiful and I also appreciate all the work you did. Thanks Bob

  • Diarto Aalders
    Diarto Aalders 2 ай бұрын

    I'm new to your channel but like what you're doing. You seem to use many of the techniques that Cam from Blacktail Studio uses :)

  • Samantha Baines`
    Samantha Baines` 4 ай бұрын +6

    The finished table is amazing!!!!

  • Carme Carreras Trellisó
    Carme Carreras Trellisó 3 ай бұрын +1

    Una mesa fabulosa y la técnica japonesa le dá un toque precioso.

  • Donald Gaudette
    Donald Gaudette 2 ай бұрын

    Beautiful. I cannot hardly bang a nail, but am amazed at such talent as yours.

  • InTheAKSnow
    InTheAKSnow 2 ай бұрын

    I'm surprised you didn't do butterfly inlays to help hold the slab together. I think it would have looked nice.

  • Angela Aldas
    Angela Aldas Ай бұрын

    Stunning masterwork❣️ and amazing contrast. ❣️it sings, it is so beautiful❣️

  • Tsunami
    Tsunami 2 ай бұрын +1

    Holy cow... that's not a table... that's a master piece artwork!

  • Eric Mattinen
    Eric Mattinen 4 ай бұрын +7

    The table came out great! Life is always an adventure when working with big burls and epoxy. What doesn't kill us, burn the shop down, or get us arrested, makes us stronger woodworkers! Nice that the daughter made an appearance to show you how it's done! Wait! He has a daughter, that means he procreated??? How the heck did that one happen...😉

    • Lisa Marie Ashby
      Lisa Marie Ashby 2 ай бұрын

      Ifyou dont know that answer, talk to an Obgyn, OR read a high school biology book.

  • Kelly Craig
    Kelly Craig 3 ай бұрын +1

    It's been a lot of years (decades) since I used to do this, but, when I did, I'd vacuum myself really well before each pour, for the reasons shown in this video.

  • Edith Vierck
    Edith Vierck 2 ай бұрын

    Unbelievable beautiful. Wish I had a spot for it.

    RODELITO CALICDAN 3 ай бұрын

    Perfectly done. So beautiful