LumberJocks

Monster twig table- natural

  • Advertise with us
Project by Drew posted 05-22-2015 05:16 PM 3612 views 29 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

46” monster twig table with natural edges. This is about a weeks work and a few bandsaw blades. Made from a LOT of Buckthorn and finished with EmTech 8000.

-- TruCraftFurniture.com





15 comments so far

View HerbC's profile

HerbC

1592 posts in 2321 days


#1 posted 05-22-2015 05:33 PM

Are the “twigs” all dry? If so, how did you minimize radial cracking of the cross sections? If they are green, how do you think things will hold up once they have dried?

Look forward to seeing and hearing more as this project ages.

It’s a very unique look, hope it holds up.

Herb

-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!" http://lumberjocks.com/HerbC/blog/17090

View bobasaurus's profile

bobasaurus

2658 posts in 2646 days


#2 posted 05-22-2015 05:35 PM

Wow, that is a really interesting table. Is that a plywood box in the center to avoid using full-length twigs throughout? How did you glue all of them together? Is the top just belt sanded flush?

-- Allen, Colorado

View deon's profile

deon

2508 posts in 2487 days


#3 posted 05-22-2015 05:50 PM

Looks great!

-- Dreaming patterns

View Drew's profile

Drew

304 posts in 2562 days


#4 posted 05-22-2015 06:35 PM



Are the “twigs” all dry? If so, how did you minimize radial cracking of the cross sections? If they are green, how do you think things will hold up once they have dried?

- HerbC

They are green. As long as I keep them thick and glue them down within a few days they hold up very well.
I have done a piece of wall art like this but only 1/2” think. That had cracked a decent amount but actually added to the look.

-- TruCraftFurniture.com

View Drew's profile

Drew

304 posts in 2562 days


#5 posted 05-22-2015 06:38 PM



Wow, that is a really interesting table. Is that a plywood box in the center to avoid using full-length twigs throughout? How did you glue all of them together? Is the top just belt sanded flush?

- bobasaurus

Yes, it is a plywood box. They are glued down and together with polyurethane construction adhesive….. about 10 tubes on the top!!
Top is sanded with a Festool ras115 rotary sander as well as a lot of belt sanding.

-- TruCraftFurniture.com

View Woodbridge's profile

Woodbridge

3460 posts in 1880 days


#6 posted 05-22-2015 09:05 PM

That is a great idea and a very cool table.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

View seriousturtle's profile

seriousturtle

101 posts in 2792 days


#7 posted 05-22-2015 10:34 PM

love it. thanks for posting

-- ~the turtle

View SASmith               's profile

SASmith

1850 posts in 2449 days


#8 posted 05-22-2015 11:01 PM

Great idea.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

View exelectrician's profile

exelectrician

2327 posts in 1889 days


#9 posted 05-22-2015 11:07 PM

How do you stop small things from falling down into the voids, or does the finish fill the voids and when finished the table has a solid top.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

View Ken90712's profile

Ken90712

16954 posts in 2651 days


#10 posted 05-23-2015 12:07 AM

That is awesome, what a cool table….Great work. Thx for sharing.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

View RogueEngineer's profile

RogueEngineer

88 posts in 823 days


#11 posted 05-23-2015 12:56 AM

Looks great!

-- Jamison --- Free and easy plans at --- http://rogueengineer.com/

View NormG's profile

NormG

5499 posts in 2466 days


#12 posted 05-23-2015 03:36 PM

That is thinking outside of the box, great work

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

View Drew's profile

Drew

304 posts in 2562 days


#13 posted 05-23-2015 06:06 PM



How do you stop small things from falling down into the voids, or does the finish fill the voids and when finished the table has a solid top.

- exelectrician

Voids are pretty small. I do make a resin filled version as well

-- TruCraftFurniture.com

View Drew's profile

Drew

304 posts in 2562 days


#14 posted 05-23-2015 06:06 PM

Thanks fellow Jocks

-- TruCraftFurniture.com

View mcoyfrog's profile

mcoyfrog

3800 posts in 3056 days


#15 posted 05-24-2015 02:31 AM

WOW thats intense very kewl

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com