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Spalted and burled boxelder maple coffee table

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Project by Lenka Design Workshop posted 01-02-2016 01:13 AM 703 views 4 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s not always that you get to find a trunk that is both full of burls and also has spalting.
I was lucky to save one from firewood when local cityhall decided to cut it.
This turned into a big project with two new devices that I built specifically for processing wide trunks: a portable chainsaw mill on guides and rollers and a router flattener jig also on guides and rollers.
The process of making a coffee table once I had both of these devices was quite straightforward and a national Russian TV channel aired this process within one of their DIY programs. I focused fully on the table top and spent minimal time doing the legs from rusty rebars.
I attach some pictures of the end result and of the two tools that I built.

I hope you enjoy!!! Happy New Year from Moscow!

P.S. here’s a video of the TV program (with English subtitles):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yARvkbJuGPI

-- Our homepage: http://lenka.design





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bobasaurus

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#1 posted 01-02-2016 06:44 PM

That was an interesting process, thanks for posting the video. I like your guided chainsaw mill, wish I had one. Neat how you can bend rebar with just a torch, didn’t know that. How long did you have to let that slab dry, or did you use a kiln? Did you color the epoxy?

-- Allen, Colorado

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#2 posted 01-02-2016 08:10 PM

That slab is beautiful and makes a wonderful table top. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Lenka Design Workshop

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#3 posted 01-04-2016 10:54 PM

Thanks Allen and Charles.
I kept the wood for around 3 years in dry warm place. That is not enough of course but will do for the rustic style. I did not colour the epoxy. It’s just a cheap dark one.

-- Our homepage: http://lenka.design

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