DIY Nakashima Splay-Leg Table

DIY Nakashima Splay-Leg Table

Jess Watson
Feb 11, 2010

Above is the Nakashima Splay-Leg Table by Knoll, a beautiful modern table designed with Shaker influences by George Nakashima in 1948. While it is undoubtedly skillfully crafted and a modern classic, it will also still set you back $1,500. Plastolux reader Bryan recently made his own Nakashima inspired table for less than 10 percent of that price. See Bryan's table after the jump.

With a couple of trips to Lowes and Home Depot, Bryan was able to get all of the supplies he needed. Using six wood planks, Home Depot-bought trim, tapered legs from Lowes, some metal anchors and some walnut stain, Bryan made this budget friendly alternative. Read all of his instructions over at Plastolux.

While we know we can't all to afford the originals of some of our favorite classics, we applaud Bryan's ingenuity to build his own rather than buying some poorly made knock-off. Be sure to visit Plastolux to see more modern DIYs.

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