|Project by Douglas Krueger||posted 03-16-2008 05:52 PM||2251 views||1 time favorited||11 comments|
This is a burl table made from a local Thailand tree called padoo. I was at a one man sawmill to get some padoo milled and this burl was offered to me free. The blond ring carries all the way up the tree and makes for some very unique patterns. The wood is definitely a hardwood and it took many hours of belt sanding starting with #36 grit and ending up with some #400 on the pad sander.
The base was cut from a dead stump next to a creek and am not sure what it is. It took lots of water to wash out the decades of sand and then was wire brushed extensively to remove the oxidation.
The top has about 10 coats of hand rubbed wax while the base was sprayed with several coats of clear lacquer. The whole thing was topped off with a custom cut plate 5/8 glass top. All told it was a 1.5 month project at a cost of about $75. I had hopped to get the base to come out with red tones as the wood had a deep chocolate red patina but it wanted to go dark with the lacquer so became Caramel on Liquorice.
-- I can so I wood but why are my learning curves always circles