cedar burl bar

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Project by jeffro posted 01-17-2011 12:12 AM 4568 views 6 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This bar was made from a western red cedar burl, the top was 6 foot long. What a beauitful piece of wood,what a treat it was to work with. The stool tops were cedar burls also,with mini burl coasters that fit in the drawer. I had to finish this piece twice the first time wasnt up to my satisfaction but it was worth the extra time to do this wood justice
The people I built this for actually designed a room after it.

-- Jeffro,knockonwood

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#1 posted 01-17-2011 12:41 AM

What a beautiful rustic bar and what fantastic cedar. A great job on this, design, craftsmanship and finish. Real eye candy!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Mary Anne

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#2 posted 01-17-2011 12:45 AM

Wow, look at that curl!! Great looking piece, and certainly worth the effort to get the finish the way you wanted it. What finish did you use?

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#3 posted 01-17-2011 01:19 AM

Gorgeous! I’d design my home around a piece of wood like this.

-- Peace in Wood ~

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#4 posted 01-17-2011 01:47 AM

Fantastic! How did you cut the slab and what did you use to flatten the surface. That piece of wood most people only dream of getting. Great job.

-- "When the going gets tough, switch to power tools." - Red Green

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#5 posted 01-17-2011 01:50 AM

what a great looking piece of furniture nice job.

-- Derek,northerncan

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#6 posted 01-17-2011 02:04 AM

The finish was a two part epoxy and I took the shine off with 400 grit and steel wool then waxed. I cut the slab free hand with a chainsaw then went to town with a hand power planer and belt sander.Thanks for lookin every one

-- Jeffro,knockonwood

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#7 posted 01-17-2011 02:35 AM

That is a great bar. I love the finish…it was worth the second try.

It is very rich in color and pleasing to the eye.

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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Bryan Herde

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#8 posted 01-17-2011 05:23 AM

Wow!!! Very nice work.

-- Bryan H

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#9 posted 01-17-2011 05:31 AM

Great work!!! That is the most eye catching piece I’ve seen in some time.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#10 posted 01-17-2011 08:51 AM

i like it …great job

-- vaslui... romania

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#11 posted 01-17-2011 10:27 AM


-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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#12 posted 01-17-2011 12:10 PM

All this and matching coasters too! A stunning bar set for sure.

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#13 posted 01-17-2011 01:34 PM

Great work sir, and thanks for sharing…


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#14 posted 01-17-2011 11:35 PM

That’s really awesome. How are you pininng the bracing to the legs? Is there any chance of seeing the bar in the finished room? You have quite a knack for this.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#15 posted 01-18-2011 06:12 PM

All the lines that cross over are scribed where thay meet and then doweled. and the rest of the joints are mortise and tenon, and the top pegs on to the frame so it can be pulled apart and moved up stares.
Thanks abunch for lookin everyone

-- Jeffro,knockonwood

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