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Curly Redwood table with Turquoise Inlay

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Project by Joni Hamari posted 08-19-2018 03:03 AM 921 views 4 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Curly Redwood coffee table inlaid with turquoise.
Old growth curly Redwood…personally I think this is one of the most spectacular wood grain patterns, just stunning! I’ve had this slab for years, milled it probably 15 years ago or more…Worth the wait, the wood is beautiful!
This tree was upwards of 20 feet across and 1,500 to 2,000 years old, some amazing history in this one, I feel honored to be able to work with it.

-- Joni Hamari, www.HamariDesign.com





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GR8HUNTER

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#1 posted 08-19-2018 03:07 AM

WOW the grain is amazing on this table … and the turquoise makes it top notch …. GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#2 posted 08-19-2018 03:35 AM

Absolutely stunning job!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#3 posted 08-19-2018 03:38 AM

Just plain awesome!

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

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#4 posted 08-19-2018 04:21 AM

Totally love that turquoise. I have a large piece of redwood something that was given to me. It’s been coated with what I believe is an epoxy resin. It’s pretty scarred up. I would like to restore it. You open to offering some advice?

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Joni Hamari

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#5 posted 08-19-2018 05:49 AM



Totally love that turquoise. I have a large piece of redwood something that was given to me. It s been coated with what I believe is an epoxy resin. It s pretty scarred up. I would like to restore it. You open to offering some advice?

- BurlyBob

Hi BurlyBob, I’ve rescued a few of the epoxy entombed slabs…they are some work. Take it down with a router and a straight bit, I’d use a sled. if its a large slab it would be worth getting a good quality large bit.
You can contact me if you’d like.
Best of Success, Joni

-- Joni Hamari, www.HamariDesign.com

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#6 posted 08-19-2018 06:32 AM

i agree that is some amazing wood,looks like water rippling.hey bob i think the only thing to do is let me take care of that old wood youve got takin up space buddy,joni and i will make sure it gets dispoved of properly-lol.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#7 posted 08-19-2018 04:37 PM

Beautiful – the turquoise really works well with the redwood. Thanks for posting

-- Leafherder

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#8 posted 08-19-2018 04:46 PM

Absolutely fabulous grain on that Redwood. I would have made a narrower table though, the Turquoise is a distraction for me, too much competition.

Makes a statement though.

Thanks for posting.

-- Think safe, be safe

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Joni Hamari

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#9 posted 08-19-2018 05:32 PM



Absolutely fabulous grain on that Redwood. I would have made a narrower table though, the Turquoise is a distraction for me, too much competition.

Makes a statement though.

Thanks for posting.

- therealSteveN


I have a hard time cutting a 2,000 year old piece of wood narrower unless its a must, this one had the curly across about 80% of the slab so I inlaid across the transition area. To me it’s sort of like putting a frame on artwork, to show it off. More is more!
All the Best, Joni

-- Joni Hamari, www.HamariDesign.com

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pottz

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#10 posted 08-19-2018 05:42 PM


Absolutely fabulous grain on that Redwood. I would have made a narrower table though, the Turquoise is a distraction for me, too much competition.

Makes a statement though.

Thanks for posting.

- therealSteveN

I have a hard time cutting a 2,000 year old piece of wood narrower unless its a must, this one had the curly across about 80% of the slab so I inlaid across the transition area. To me it s sort of like putting a frame on artwork, to show it off. More is more!
All the Best, Joni

- Joni Hamari


i agree joni that would be a crime.i love the inlay of turquoise,ive been wanting to use it myself just never had the right slab yet.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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icemanhank

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#11 posted 08-20-2018 12:59 AM

Beautiful Joni.

-- "These are my principles. And if you don't like them, I have others." ... Cheers, David from Sydney Australia

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#12 posted 08-20-2018 01:57 AM

I am pretty sure I could stare at that last photo all day long…. maybe not even break for lunch. Just amazing.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#13 posted 08-20-2018 10:53 AM

When I was young you could buy lots of Red Wood. I loved working it. So soft and pretty. Now it is fairly expensive. and old growth by nature is very rare. It is beautiful sir.

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#14 posted 08-20-2018 04:59 PM

Beautiful grain. I envy my friends who have sawmills in redwood country.

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#15 posted 08-21-2018 02:59 AM

Joni, nice job & congratulations on a well deserved Top 3 Award.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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