Birdsey redwood coffee table

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Project by amen posted 03-20-2017 03:35 PM 915 views 3 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this coffee table is of a 4” thick slab of redwood, highly figured with birdsey throughout. two legs and a crossmember piece where made out of an old redwood fencepost and the other leg (three legged table), a larger chunk of redwood. i was moved to leave the natural patina of the old wood everywhere except the top surface of the slab where i started with linseed oil cut with mineral spirits and ended with about 9 or 10 coats oil base poly.

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#1 posted 03-20-2017 04:00 PM


-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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#2 posted 03-20-2017 04:09 PM

Very beautiful piece. Great display of the wood.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 03-20-2017 06:46 PM

That’s something beautiful. I need to get after the slap I was given.

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#4 posted 03-20-2017 07:11 PM

That’s a great looking slab, you really did it justice! What does it weigh?

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#5 posted 03-20-2017 07:59 PM

Looks great.
Yes, I would be the guy who accidentally puts his drink down on the table directly over the whole.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#6 posted 03-20-2017 11:30 PM

It looks as if it would add warmth to any room!
Wonderful color.
Nice project.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#7 posted 03-20-2017 11:39 PM

You done good with that slab!

-- Carpenter assembles with hands, Designer builds with brains, Artist creates with heart!

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#8 posted 03-21-2017 01:00 AM

That is absolutely stunning.
I love the natural features, they make such a difference.

Thanks for sharing.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#9 posted 03-21-2017 01:46 AM

That’s an incredible piece of wood! Looks amazing, great work!


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#10 posted 03-21-2017 02:40 AM

That piece of wood is absolutely amazing. You did it justice with your design.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#11 posted 03-21-2017 02:47 AM

Wow! That came out awesome!

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#12 posted 03-21-2017 03:55 AM

yeah, to all, the wood that i’m able to get ahold of in this area is really special. old growth redwood primarily but also big leaf maple, mirtlewood (bay laurel), madrone, port oroford and wester cedar. this slab weighs aproximatly 70 lbs. i have slabs that are much bigger in my garage curing and some that are rare in that they are fully figured from live edge to live edge, clustered birdsey, or mineral stained dark purple. the wood in this area is truly amazing.

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#13 posted 03-21-2017 11:24 AM

This a very nice table made out of a beautiful piece of wood.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#14 posted 03-21-2017 11:27 AM

Nice job on making that slab glow!

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#15 posted 03-21-2017 02:32 PM

beautiful piece

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