Cypress Slab Dining Room Table

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Project by TomHumphrey posted 01-02-2014 10:45 PM 3128 views 3 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was lucky enough to come across two big slabs of Monterey Cypress which lived it’s life out in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. I build a dining table that is 9’6” by 4”. The trestle base is made from bay laurel.

-- Tom Humphrey, California,

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#1 posted 01-02-2014 11:03 PM

Stunning would love to have in my dining rm…great work on the wood choices, thanks for posting../BC

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#2 posted 01-02-2014 11:06 PM

That was lucky! Great table. Is it for a customer or going in your dining room?

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#3 posted 01-02-2014 11:46 PM

Thank you! I wish It was going in my dining room. It already has a home in a gorgeous house in Orinda, CA

-- Tom Humphrey, California,

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#4 posted 01-03-2014 12:25 AM

Awesome looking table : )

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#5 posted 01-03-2014 01:02 AM

Truly beautiful piece

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#6 posted 01-03-2014 01:35 AM

What a beautiful table!

Is “Monterey Cypress” different from the Bald Cypress we have in the South?

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#7 posted 01-03-2014 07:05 AM

Gorgeous table!

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#8 posted 01-03-2014 05:03 PM

Beautiful job. The slabs are gorgeous, and the proportions, and slight curvatures of the trestle base seem just right. Nice work.

-- Rod - Oregon

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#9 posted 01-03-2014 05:09 PM

This is a very impressive table. It’s beautiful.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#10 posted 01-03-2014 05:37 PM

Thank you! gfadvm I would assume they are different. In Northern California we have Monterey and Mendocino Cypress and the are very visually different. Mendocino’s branches seem to reach further out where as Monterey’s grow taller. Is Bald Cypress a swamp tree?

-- Tom Humphrey, California,

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#11 posted 01-04-2014 12:59 AM


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#12 posted 01-04-2014 01:15 AM

Bald cypress will grow in the water or on top of a big dry hill! In the water it produces “knees” and it does not produce these when growing on dry land. Bald cypress has numerous small green balls on it and needle like leaves.

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#13 posted 01-07-2014 02:58 PM

Spectacular table! Like the design and the top is gorgeous. Awesome job!

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