Redwood Burl Coffee Table

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Project by michaeljohn posted 05-04-2011 09:33 PM 5051 views 8 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Redwood Burl Coffee Table top.
Set on natural Walnut stand.
Joinery is half laps. No nails, screws, or glue used.
To get a completely flat surface I took it to a local company and they ran it through
their Time Saver Sander. It took approximately 20 passes on each side to get it where I wanted it.
They charged me $50.00. Well worth the money as to the hours of sanding if I had to do it myself.
Clear Varnish is the finish.
70 inches long.

-- Mike, Aptos, Calif.

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#1 posted 05-04-2011 09:58 PM

Nice looking. The finish on it is great!

Great concept.


-- "Hey, you dang woodchucks! Quit chuckin' my wood!"

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#2 posted 05-04-2011 10:01 PM

Stunning work, Mike. Does the top just rest on the stand? If you have a picture that shows the top/stand connection, would love to see it. Heck, would love to see a step by step if you are so inclined.


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#3 posted 05-04-2011 11:26 PM

Fantastic work! The design is well executed & you let the wood speak for itself.

You will certainly receive a lot of praise from whomever sees this.

Fine Job & Thanks for sharing!


-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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#4 posted 05-05-2011 02:31 AM

Man, that’s a beauty! Great job, looks good sitting there.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#5 posted 05-05-2011 03:07 AM

Very nice work Mike!

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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Dennis Zongker

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#6 posted 05-05-2011 03:09 AM

Very nice! Beautiful Wood Grain.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#7 posted 05-05-2011 04:41 AM

Fantastic project and the finish is superb : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#8 posted 05-05-2011 05:04 AM

Love that wood!

-- Wooster, Ohio

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#9 posted 05-05-2011 10:54 AM

Wow! thing of beauty for sure! Great job!

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

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Mark A. DeCou

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#10 posted 05-05-2011 04:22 PM

a beautiful Nakashima-Inspired piece, well done.

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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#11 posted 05-06-2011 12:19 AM

Breathtaking! Where did you buy the redwood burl?

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#12 posted 05-06-2011 02:06 AM

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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#13 posted 05-15-2011 09:24 PM

simply a beauty

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions

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#14 posted 12-21-2012 09:27 PM

Beautiful wood and great talent always makes for an amazing piece. Great work!

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