Coffee Table with Burl Top

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Project by Tim & Candy Hicks posted 05-28-2008 05:44 AM 5495 views 2 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another juniper table with a burl cottonwood top.


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#1 posted 05-28-2008 05:49 AM

Oh Man you guys are really producing some very nice projects. I wish I could find some nice gnarly juniper here in Utah. There is some in the west desert but I haven’t seen any that is that twisted….

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

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Tim & Candy Hicks

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#2 posted 05-28-2008 05:57 AM

Thank you, we are trying to step up our game. We were told that we are not made for retail, we should be in the design industry. Since we live fairly close to Aspen and Vail we are working on getting in with interior designers. It should be fun!!!

Not all the juniper around here is twiste, it takes a lot of looking to get the good ones and sometimes you find those “million dollar” pieces.


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#3 posted 05-28-2008 01:39 PM


This is absolutely stunning. I love the look of the cottonwood.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 05-28-2008 02:12 PM

Beautiful table. I love the flowing lines of the juniper.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#5 posted 05-28-2008 02:54 PM

this is sooooooo beautiful…. looks like something from elf living room.

-- The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep...

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#6 posted 05-28-2008 05:15 PM

You do beautiful work. But how do you sand something like this. Do you sandblast it or do you use a special material to blast it with. If you sell this what value do you but on a one of a kind. This will live on for many many years. I hope you sign your work so someday, someone will be able to run there fingers over your signature and wonder how you did such beautiful work. Thanks for taking the time to share your work and creativity.

-- Dominic, Trinity, Florida...Lets be safe out there.

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#7 posted 05-29-2008 01:17 AM

More winners! Love your stuff.

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#8 posted 05-29-2008 03:26 AM

Simply beautiful.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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Tim & Candy Hicks

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#9 posted 05-29-2008 06:34 AM

THe sanding is the largest part of the whole process, we do sandblast the wood, but only in all the crevices that you can not get to by hand, we use walnut shell which will polish the wood and not pit it. We buy cheap 3/8 close quarter angle drills and hook and loop 2 & 3 inch hook and loop sanding pads to attach to the drill. For the gray weathered wood we usually start out with 180 so we can get down to the darker rich color. On the light wood I like to start with 220 or even 400, there are natural “wrinkles” and “bug tracks” in the wood that I like to leave, so by using the 400 it leaves some of the golden color which contrasts with the white and gives it sort of a marbles affect. IF the wood is pretty dinged up we just take all the gold color out and we get the beautiful white. We get up to 800 grit and of course there are a lot of tight spots that we have to sand by hand. This table is priced at $850 the end table is $700 and the floor lamp is $2750. Since we are 100% confident in our product we are burning RMT, the date and numbering the pieces. We have had people that want to be collectors of our work do we need to mark it. It is cool to know that we have our work all over the US as well as Canada…. WHAT FUN!!


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Tim & Candy Hicks

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#10 posted 05-29-2008 06:37 AM

It is almost fairy tale like…. or something a gnome would use…


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#11 posted 06-02-2008 09:02 PM

very beautiful work am very impresses

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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#12 posted 06-13-2008 02:23 PM

Where can i get some of this twisted juniper, I would love to get some sticks or small branches
say 1” – 5” wide and 24” – 50” long, would need to get it shipped to michigan lewiston

-- Doug Cedar Log Furniture,

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#13 posted 10-27-2008 02:24 AM

very creative design the wood must of spoke to you great piece

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#14 posted 02-16-2009 01:36 AM

Thanks yes that bench really did far together, really, they almost became shorter legs for a table but they happened to lean togehter one day and a great union was made. I placed that bench in the store and it only took a week to sell, oh what a great day. I sorta wanted to keep her but need more tools right

-- Doug Cedar Log Furniture,

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