Eucalyptus live edge slab coffee table

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Project by DBB posted 11-21-2013 03:05 PM 3658 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.

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#1 posted 11-21-2013 03:39 PM

Nice table and very cool wood.

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#2 posted 11-21-2013 05:10 PM

Wow! This is very spectacular. Beautiful wood.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#3 posted 11-21-2013 06:53 PM

nice job. that’s a great slab!

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#4 posted 11-21-2013 09:46 PM

That beautiful slab served its purpose! A like the wood and your work. The table should last for generations.

-- "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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#5 posted 11-22-2013 03:13 AM

Very Nice Work Indeed! Thanks For Sharing!


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#6 posted 11-24-2013 10:20 AM

Great slab! Nice work with the bowties.

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

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#7 posted 11-26-2013 03:41 PM

Gorgeous table! Like those pretty grain patterns and natural edge. Great mix of wood and steel. Awesome work!

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