Manzanita Cafe Table

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Project by Bradley Sorenson posted 05-17-2012 09:05 AM 4557 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This table is a two to three person Cafe Table, designed to accommodate 30 inch bar stools. The table top is 35” by 25” and made of alligator juniper. The base is a really unique piece of manzanita which I (for lack of a better word) “mined” out of the earth with its complete root ball intact. It is pretty large for manzanita, but the Tonto National Forest in Arizona is known to produce some real monsters.

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Bradley Sorenson

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#1 posted 05-17-2012 09:28 AM

A little wood trivia to go with this project:

Manzanita is a spanish word which literally translates to “little apple” as this shrub species does produce edible berries.
There are over 100 different species of manzanita in the world that range from high altitude shrubs to 20 foot costal trees.
Some manzanita species are among the rarest plants in the world, such as Presidio manzanita, which is the most endangered and restricted plant in the mainland United States today.

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#2 posted 05-17-2012 10:59 AM

beautiful table, I might try one with a small red cedar trunk.

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 05-17-2012 12:18 PM

Wow!!!!!!!!! That is a sweet table!!!!!! I have seen a not of natural tops, but that base makes it outstanding!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!..........................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 05-17-2012 12:56 PM

VERY nice

It just grows out of the floor.


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#5 posted 05-17-2012 05:22 PM

Impressive, my kind of furniture.

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#6 posted 05-17-2012 07:57 PM

Great work!

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