Madrone Burl Side Table

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Project by Bobsboxes posted 02-23-2012 02:44 PM 3434 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This 2’ by 4’ madrone burl I found about 4 years ago in Portland in a junk shop, along with heavy raw edge maple slab for the legs. I talked the owner down to $60 for burl and $35 for maple slab. I used my router sled to level madrone burl and the rot in the maple slab dicktated the shape of the legs. All is finished with BLO and several coates of poly. Thanks, Bob

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#1 posted 02-23-2012 03:57 PM

That’s an amazing looking burl.

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#2 posted 02-23-2012 07:04 PM

Sure is beautiful.
Great job!

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

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#3 posted 02-23-2012 07:26 PM

That table has some serious character, the burl looks awesome, nice job

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#4 posted 02-23-2012 10:37 PM

Really cool table, I like it

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#5 posted 02-24-2012 12:33 AM

Nice use of the wood. I really like the way the legs highlight the burl growth.

-- Mel,

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#6 posted 02-24-2012 09:32 PM

Thanks for the kind words.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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