I was travelling home from an Australian town called Coonabarabran and just as the road enters the Blue Mountains, at a town called Lithgow, I noticed a sign in the front yard of a house saying they had seasoned timber for sale.
Yep, I stopped for a look. There were lots of splendid large pieces of stacked Australian hardwoods and in the shed some really beautiful Burls, as soon as I saw this one I loved it. And yep I handed over the cash.
After getting it home I have started to level it off with a belt sander and straight edge and plan to fill the holes with a clear epoxy and finally give it a high gloss finish.
I have something quite quirky in mind for the base and am busy watching secondhand shops and garage sales for what I have in mind. First thing is getting it level and filled though, it is pretty hard timber and very heavy so the base will have to be a solid one. The wood is more of a pink colour than what shows in the pics.
-- "These are my principles. And if you don't like them, I have others." ... Cheers, David