We order a few redwood slabs off of ebay, We were supprised when they came they were quite large, one was 44” wide and 84” long and the other was 27” wide and 72” long.
They were cut in a way that most edges were a natural live edge, Which gave them a nice free form look,
Redwood was a lot softer than i had thought it wood be but nice to work with.
We decide to create a redwood coffee table out of the first piece.
I have a friend that has a 36” planer with a sanding rool attached so it wasn’t much work to get the smaller piece sanded and ready for the finish. We touched up the one small unnatural edge area,
We weren’t real sure about the base, we used a few white cedar stumps cut them off to a height of 15” sand and flattened the tops and bottoms,
We attached the stumps to the redwood base using construction adhesive and wood screws, and then we tied the stumps together with a few cedar limbs.
The top we used a 2 part epoxy by envirotec there Klear Koat. not easy stuff to work with but it came out pretty well
-- Doug Cedar Log Furniture, www.cedar-stuff.com