Tasmanian Eucalyptus Burl coffee table

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Blog entry by KanitariuM posted 02-27-2010 07:41 PM 4332 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first table.

Amazed to see coffee table’s prices today, I decided to build one.
I’m inspired by retro tables like Kindney table, Danish design and Nakashima’s artwork.

This is a Tasmanian Eucalyptus Burl slab.
I want to create a coffee table like this one :

I find the hairpin legs :

Now I will sanding with avrasive paper 50, 80, 120, 180 and 240.

Pictures coming soon…


Now I reflect about finish and protection.
But which is best protection for Tasmanian Burl Eucalyptus ?

Teck or Exotic wood Oil ?
Black Bison Wax ?
Bee Wax ?
Rubio Monocoat ?

It’s going to be used on a daily basis and will be in contact with water and alcohol.
I want a mat or eventually a satin effect because it will be a coffee table near TV.
I don’t like light reflection of TV on a glass effect table. So no full gloss varnish or shelac.

Any comments ? tips or somethings ?

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#1 posted 02-27-2010 08:22 PM

I’m no finish/protection expertise, just wanted to say they are beautiful burl slabs.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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