Cypress End Table

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Project by Mick posted 01-14-2008 10:06 PM 2372 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I made this for my new daughter (in-law) for Christmas. It’s Cypress knees and slabs from which I removed the bark. It’s about 24” tall and nearly as wide. The finish is an epoxy that is generally used on bar tops and pub tables – you pour it on (it’s very thick) and let if ‘flow’ into place. I used 3 coats.

-- The name is "Splinter"... I'm the son-of-a-son-of-a-carpenter

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#1 posted 01-14-2008 10:20 PM

very nice

-- hap, gunbarrel city tx.

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#2 posted 01-14-2008 10:56 PM

oooooooh I like it!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#3 posted 01-14-2008 11:12 PM

Very cool!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#4 posted 01-15-2008 12:08 AM

Very original Mick. Great finish.

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

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#5 posted 01-15-2008 12:41 AM

Very cool. I’m guessing thats Eastern Cypress, much different than the Monterey Cypress I am familiar with. I don’t know if I could dry the end grain without some cracking.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#6 posted 01-15-2008 01:31 AM

Very cool.

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#7 posted 01-15-2008 01:48 AM

Need more pics!!! I would love to see more for it is very nice. I love natural edge tables!

-- Kevin

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#8 posted 01-15-2008 10:49 AM

Now that is different – in a good way. I bet you won’t see too many of those around. Nice work.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#9 posted 01-15-2008 04:21 PM

That’s unique and cool all in one.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#10 posted 01-15-2008 04:26 PM

Thank you all for your comments – the encouragement is a tremendous boost!

The cypress is Eastern Cypress from the Florida swamps. It does check/crack (sometimes a LOT) but the finish “fills in” the gaps and it still looks great. I would recommend storing it outdoors until you’re ready to use it to minimize the cracking. Initially I brought some into my shop to work on, got busy on a different project for a week or two then when I came back to the cypress every slab had developed some major cracks. I used it anyway (in the table above) and was still pleased with the result.

-- The name is "Splinter"... I'm the son-of-a-son-of-a-carpenter

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#11 posted 12-16-2016 01:24 PM

I love this project. It’s so nice and whimsical and will make a wonderful accent piece.

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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