Elk Antler Coffee Table, Burl Redwood Top Turquoise Inlay Furniture

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Project by Tim & Candy Hicks posted 06-27-2011 07:21 PM 5440 views 8 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This coffee table was custom ordered. The top is burled redwood with turquoise inlay. The pedestal is burled pine and the base is burled cottonwood. We finished it with tung oil, this sure gives it a nice hand rubbed finish and very easy to maintain.


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#1 posted 06-27-2011 07:26 PM

That is pretty I love it!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#2 posted 06-27-2011 08:21 PM

Great looking job !
What did you use for the Turquoise Inlay ?

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#3 posted 06-27-2011 08:59 PM

Honestly? I realize that is a custom ordered piece but… I think the turquoise detracts from the awesome beauty and movement of this piece. Perhaps if they had represented actual forms of pictographs or glyphs… maybe.
Just saying… I know that my talent is so minimal that just standing in the same room as this piece would put me out of my league!

Great work.

-- 'I sand, therefore, I am'. Richard. PNW.

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#4 posted 06-27-2011 09:12 PM

Perfect. I love it. I find the turquoise a brilliant addition. It pops so loud out of the redwood that you can almost hear it, (if that makes any sense??) Very nice, thank you for posting.

-- Juniper Canyon Design

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#5 posted 06-27-2011 09:16 PM

Each time I think of this piece it reminds me of ancient Scottish furniture , so I can’t help but love it.It’s really beautiful well done and please show us anything of this vein in the future you make. kindest regards Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#6 posted 06-27-2011 09:49 PM

You never cease to amaze with the beauty and flow of your pieces. Wonderful application of inlay and wood varieties! Great job.



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#7 posted 06-27-2011 11:10 PM

Awesome job, the combinations are what makes this work! I would have opted for a lighter background so the pictures would not seem so dark and the piece would be easier to see. Just my opinion!

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#8 posted 06-28-2011 12:17 AM

very smooth looking, I love the turquoise pattern that really sets the whole thing off.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#9 posted 06-28-2011 12:19 AM

It looks amazing. I want to try turquoise inlay now. It’s amazing you got that much shine out of a tung oil finish. Was it a tung/poly blend like the Minwax variant?

-- Allen, Colorado

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#10 posted 06-28-2011 07:55 AM

Tim and Candy,

As usual a fantastic piece, such fine craftsmanship. How did you attach the antlers?

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#11 posted 06-28-2011 05:08 PM

Thats beautiful!! Bet it weighs a ton

-- Jimi _ Measure twice, cut once.......@#%#$@!!!......measure twice, cut....

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#12 posted 06-28-2011 05:14 PM

It’s a remarkable piece. I’m with DaddyT, I’m glad I don’t have to move it.

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

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#13 posted 06-29-2011 08:03 AM

I’m impressed. Very awesome!

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Tim & Candy Hicks

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#14 posted 06-30-2011 05:04 PM

Thank you for all of your comments and encouragement. We truly enjoyed building this table for our customer.
  • Wiggy – I understand what you are saying about the turquoise, it is not for everyone and I do agree that it would have been just as beautiful without the turquoise. MikeDe- We used kingmans turquoise on this table, it came out of a mine in Arizona
    Bearpie – I agree that these photos are darker than I like. They usually work real well with the black background, we had cloud coverage that day and it was difficult to get the light I needed.
    bobasaurus - For the finish we used several coats of polymerized tung oil. Max* – the horns interlocked beneath the table, they are not attached directly to the table. This makes it easier to move.
    DaddyT – Surprisingly, this table was not that heavy and very easy to move around. Most tables are very heavy and costly to ship


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#15 posted 11-07-2011 08:59 PM

Is it for sale? If not, does anybody know where I can talk about purchasing one very similar?


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