maple burl coffee table

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Project by jeffro posted 03-29-2011 07:23 PM 5865 views 16 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

“Maple burl coffee table”. What a trippy peice of maple, this thing took forever to clean up, getting the bark and rot out and countless hours of sanding, not mention leveling such a weird surface. Once I got to put the first coat of finish on, it was all worth it.

-- Jeffro,knockonwood

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#1 posted 03-29-2011 07:37 PM

Fantastic! all of your hard work was worth it… just great.

-- Maker of Stuff....

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#2 posted 03-29-2011 08:00 PM

LOVE THIS!!! Totally organic.. beautiful, unique….

-- 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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#3 posted 03-29-2011 09:27 PM

That’s a wild looking piece, I like it. Looks like a piece that could put up a struggle before you got it whipped into shape. The two part base is cool.

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

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#4 posted 03-29-2011 09:30 PM

Looks like grand canyon..
Beautiful base. Believe leveling is really challenging work.

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#5 posted 03-29-2011 09:30 PM

Jeffro, only your talent exceeds your access. I’ve never even SEEN a piece of burl like that in my nearly 40 years on Earth. Fantastic!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#6 posted 03-29-2011 10:32 PM

WOW!!! Great piece and work.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#7 posted 03-29-2011 10:33 PM

Love it! Where do you find the burls you use?

-- Ryan Corrigan Sadieville, KY

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#8 posted 03-29-2011 11:07 PM

It is pretty. But I can’t help look at that and keep seeing all these bowl and pen blanks. ;-)


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#9 posted 03-29-2011 11:12 PM

HOLY MOLY! Its amazing, the only thing wrong with this is its not in my house! Ill send you my info…LOL Great work, the top was sanded so well you can see right through it :>)

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#10 posted 03-29-2011 11:20 PM

I love the natural feeling…

-- I like the precise work...

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#11 posted 03-30-2011 02:14 AM

Now i am scared to try it with the one i’ve been cleaning to do that with…it will never look that good! -been saving a curbside find rectangle glass piece, finally found the perfect burl root pieces, but been scared to mess it up…now i’m really scared!

-- christine

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#12 posted 03-30-2011 04:25 AM


-- Wooster, Ohio

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#13 posted 03-30-2011 07:47 AM

Christine, go for it I want to see pictures, I found this piece of glass at the goodwill for 15 bucks and left there table base there, and for finding burls like this I think I was born with burldar I can smell them miles away.

-- Jeffro,knockonwood

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#14 posted 03-30-2011 08:55 AM

YOu can do it Christine! Just tell me how you got it level. :)

-- 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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#15 posted 03-30-2011 02:03 PM

very awesome. i’m sure it was fun leveling that out.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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