|Project by DBB||posted 11-21-2013 03:05 PM||1811 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
Live-edge slab coffee table salvaged from a eucalyptus tree cut down in the Valley Village area of Los Angeles to make way for a new apartment building.
It had lots of checks and cracks that needed stabilizing with hard maple butterfly dutchmen and filling with clear epoxy. I did not add any stain or dye to the surface so all the natural character of the wood shows through. That surface shows quarter-sawn grain at the edges, flat-sawn grain in the middle and even end-grain where the two “bull’s eye” branches were growing through one end. The natural spalting gives the table additional interest.
3-rod hairpin legs were custom made by BlueRidgeMetalWorks. Table is 18” high, 63” long and 28” at the widest point. Finished with many coats of General Finishes Arm-R-Seal semi-gloss then some wax.