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Juniper Log Table with Stone Inlay Burled Cottonwood Top

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Blog series by Tim & Candy Hicks updated 09-08-2008 10:46 PM 4 parts 9198 reads 12 comments total

Part 1: Putting together a new table idea

08-06-2008 01:47 AM by Tim & Candy Hicks | 1 comment »

Here is a coffee table that we are currently working on, this is one of those juniper pieces that we have had laying around forever and it has finally manifested into a neat little coffee table. It will stand aroun 19” tall This table will have a burled cottonwood top and the juniper branch base will be sitting on a cottonwood base as well. This top is almost kidney/bean shaped and has 4 hearts, this will have malachite stone inlay. Sanding off the gold color an...

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Part 2: Workong on stone inlay in the burled top

08-06-2008 02:09 AM by Tim & Candy Hicks | 2 comments »

We finished the base and the pedestal, they have both been sprayed with the finish and now the top has been bolted on to the base. So now we are inalying the malachite Tim is using the dremmel tool and cleaning up and soft spots and natural cracks so we can add the stone All the inlay has been set and is now drying When it is all dry we will sand it down and fill in the gaps with a finer crushed stone, sand again and then spray the top

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Part 3: Ready to sand the first stage of stone inlay

08-06-2008 02:13 AM by Tim & Candy Hicks | 5 comments »

Here is how the table looks right now. Everything is bolted together, the branch pedestal, cottonwood base and cottonwood top have been bolted together. My husband has finished the first step in setting the stone inlay, we now need to sand down the stone so that is is smooth, then add a finer stone to fill in the gaps.

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Part 4: Malachite Stone Inlay completed, table is finished

09-08-2008 10:46 PM by Tim & Candy Hicks | 4 comments »

After an extensive learning process with inalying stone and dealing with punky wood, we have finished our table. This table stands 19 1/2” tall The burled cottonwood top is 2 1/2” thick, 42 1/2” at the longest points and 30” at the widest points The cottonwood top and base is finished with satin polyurethane, the juniper pedestal is finished with polycrylic. I will have more pictures posted on our website tomorrow 9/8/2008 T...

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