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Project by TreeBones posted 06-09-2007 10:44 PM 4967 views 1 time favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a quick project to get rid of some Claro Black Walnut Burl I have been moving from place to place. It has a three point leg system and is a little unstable, mostly ornamental. It took only about an hour to cut sand and assemble this table and then apply three coats of a satin finish. I will probably ask about fifty dollars for it or give it away as a gift.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service http://westcoastlands.net/Sawmill.html http://westcoastlands.net/SawBucks2/phpBB3 http://www.portablesawmill.info





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Don

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#1 posted 06-10-2007 01:00 AM

Wow – the wood is beautiful. Make sure it goes to a good home.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://www.dpb-photos.com/

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MsDebbieP

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#2 posted 06-10-2007 01:47 AM

$50? That’s worth a lot more than that!!! It’s amazing.
And you did that in an hour
?

Sure is going to be a lucky person who gets this wonderful piece.
Love it

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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mot

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#3 posted 06-10-2007 03:47 AM

I wish I could see more of the base. The top looks cool.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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jockmike2

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#4 posted 06-10-2007 04:12 AM

don’t be fooliish , Ron, sell it for what its worth. A lot more than 50,00 showinig there bud. Don[t understimate your worth. jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Aubster

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#5 posted 06-10-2007 04:22 AM

I agree. I think that the table would go for a lot more than $50.00, Then again if you really need to get rid of that much Claro Black Walnut Burl for 50 bucks, my address is…..., and it will not even take you and hour.

-- A man who moves mountains starts one stone at a time.

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CharlieM1958

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#6 posted 06-10-2007 04:41 AM

If you have any more of that burl you need to “get rid of” I’ll send you my address! lol

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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rentman

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#7 posted 06-10-2007 05:13 AM

i’d pay 50.00 for just the wood

-- Phil, Chattanooga,TN

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oscorner

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#8 posted 06-10-2007 09:45 AM

Great looking wood and a neat looking table. Thanks for the gift! It is quite generous of you. LOL.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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cajunpen

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#9 posted 06-10-2007 11:24 AM

You can put me on the “want some of that wood” list too :-)). Must be nice to live in an area where you can cut and mill your own wood, I’m jealous.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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#10 posted 06-10-2007 11:27 AM

Hi Ron;
—-yes, the burl top is very awesome looking indeed! Your concept of table design also is very unique and I also can see how these would sell fast at your asking price.

I am wondering what is the thickness and size of of the top? Also do you experience that in the area of the crack, the wood continues to split….and also have you or do you use butterfly’s in that area of the crack to stabilize the wood? I know I’m asking a lot of questions and I also realize that you have made this one in an hours time, but then also my head is usually full of questions and I am all-ways wanting to learn more.

Thanks for sharing with us your work….
GODSPEED,
Frank

-- --frank, NH, http://rusticwoodart.tumblr.com/

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TreeBones

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#11 posted 06-10-2007 04:03 PM

Frank, This material is a full one inch thick and the top is about 28” at the wide point. It is a small table not suitable around children because they try to climb on it and it would tip over. I cut it green over a year ago and air dried it. Burl tends to shrink at a different rate between the heavily burled areas and the plane grain areas causing cracks, especially near the root section. After drying is complete it is pretty stable and I don’t try to butterfly it or fasten it in any other way. I just leave kind of rustic. This kind of material I put in the lower grade section of stock I have on hand.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service http://westcoastlands.net/Sawmill.html http://westcoastlands.net/SawBucks2/phpBB3 http://www.portablesawmill.info

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Mark A. DeCou

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#12 posted 06-10-2007 04:20 PM

I agree with Rentman, the wood is worth more than you are thinking to charge. I can’t do anything in an hour, my hat’s off to you!

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan - www.decoustudio.com

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scottb

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#13 posted 06-14-2007 12:52 AM

My father in law makes some one piece tables like that… If my fellow jocks haven’t beat me to it, I’ll take it for $50. (unless you’re holding out for a MUCH better offer)

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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#14 posted 11-16-2007 10:00 AM

How can I purchase one of these or two for the holidays? I would very much appreciate knowing this as soon as possible.

Thanks so much!

Mary24

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#15 posted 06-14-2008 03:35 AM

Gorgeous table and wood.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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