Burl Entry table

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Project by MRue posted 490 days ago 1126 views 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Found the unusual shaped Maple burl at the wood store.

I figured out a 3 legged design that seemed to compliment the shape of the table top. I wanted the leg structure to be dark, so I stained walnut.

I needed to harden the punky areas of the wood. After a little research, I bought some Minwax wood hardener which seemed to work quite well. Followed by BLO and Shellac.

Let me know what you think


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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 490 days ago

Very beautiful piece. Love it.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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Henri Monnier

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#2 posted 490 days ago

Very nice, I love the shape and colorization of the burl.

As for hardener, we used to live aboard our boat, and when we found a soft spot on a hatch or something, we used Get Rot, available at West Marinie or other boating places. It’s a thinned out clear epoxy that ‘creeps’ into all the soft areas. sometimes you eed two applications. But it does work well.

-- |~ Henrii~|- - We'll be friends till we're old and senile... Then we'll be new friends!!

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#3 posted 490 days ago

Awesome job. Love the wood, very unusual and beautiful piece

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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Jamie Speirs

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#4 posted 490 days ago

Mike, I love it
What a great use of a difficult plank
Definitely a piece that stands out

-- 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 490 days ago

Great work!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#6 posted 490 days ago

Fabulous job on that wood! This is outstanding and I want to make one something like that! If I can find beautiful wood like yours! Job well done.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#7 posted 490 days ago

That is a really cool design and beautiful choice of woods! Did you cut the curves for the base at the band saw?

-- Richard, Hot Springs, Ar -- Galoot In Training

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#8 posted 490 days ago

This is excellent, the legs complement the top brilliantly.

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#9 posted 490 days ago

looks great

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#10 posted 490 days ago

Superb looking piece.

-- Gary, Florida.

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#11 posted 490 days ago

Great piece. beautiful wood and great unique design with the legs.

-- "He who has no dog, hunts with a cat" Portuguese proverb

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#12 posted 490 days ago


This does look nice!


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#13 posted 487 days ago

A stunning piece of art. Gorgeous burl table top and the unique legs. Awesome work!

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#14 posted 487 days ago

Wonderful piece. It’s very creative and the wood is beautiful.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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