Burl slab coffe table

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Project by Zipsss posted 05-16-2015 04:02 PM 1723 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I bought this burl slab about 6 years ago as an ugly finished coffee table with heavy log legs that didn’t go with the beautiful top. It maybe a redwood burl, but I can’t be sure.
The top is pitted with soft and hard woods that did not collaborate with any of my hand planes, and even sanding was a problem. Taking the rough finish in consideration I decided to put a heavy epoxy resin finish that will give the slab a smooth finish. It worked great.
The legs are base on a Nakashima design that combines the rustic top with an elegant and modern support that is graceful and sturdy.

-- Zipsss

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#1 posted 05-16-2015 04:33 PM

Beautiful Job. When I looked at the first picture I thought that it was a 2 piece slab, But, the third picture shows from the top down that it is indeed 1 piece.

A nice presentation.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#2 posted 05-17-2015 02:06 AM

That really is a gorgeous burl. You made it into an outstanding table.


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#3 posted 05-17-2015 08:10 AM

I love the wood and the table, but I know I would hit my legs several times

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#4 posted 05-17-2015 01:02 PM

That’s a beauty!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#5 posted 05-17-2015 03:10 PM

Nice! The epoxy was a good call, as is the Nakashima style support. I bet it’s heavy!

-- The first cordless tool was a stick. The first power tool was a rock.

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#6 posted 05-17-2015 05:42 PM

Real nice work!


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#7 posted 05-17-2015 06:25 PM

It is wonderful, As in the fairy tale.

-- Ganchik Sasha. Life shouldn't be a draft copy.....

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