Balancing Juniper Log Coffee Table w/Glass top

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Project by Tim & Candy Hicks posted 08-29-2008 06:36 PM 2381 views 4 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Its been taking forever to get a project finished, as most of you know we have been working on a few table with inlay but have been stalled waiting on our sandpaper, so on the meantime we have created this coffee table.

To me, it looks like it is balancing on the base and is very striking. The twisted wood is juinper and we have it setting on a cottonwood base. It has been sprayed with 3 coats of Satin polycrylic and is made for a glass top.

The table is 19” tall without the glass and the lenght to the end of the juniper is 31”

The largest size of glass you would want to go is 24×48 rectangle or oval and the smallest size is 22×36 rectangle or oval. We get our glass from a supplier out of Georgia, all our prices are wholesale and we pass that same price on to our customers, the hard part is that shipping costs as much as the glass, but for us it is still less expensive to order it than to get it local.

Anyway over the next couple of days we will have the inlay tables finished


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#1 posted 08-29-2008 06:44 PM

Once again your eye for picking the right piece of wood and Mother natures natural design have put together another wonderful piece. Can’t wait to see the inlay one…..

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

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#2 posted 08-29-2008 07:45 PM

WOW! Where do you keep finding the wood and the inspiration for these? That looks great.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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Tim & Candy Hicks

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#3 posted 08-29-2008 07:51 PM

We find the wood close to where we live, and then we flip it and flop it around until it tells us what it wants to be.


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#4 posted 08-29-2008 08:05 PM

This one is nothing short of spectacular!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#5 posted 08-29-2008 09:48 PM

Very Beautiful & natural table Base.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#6 posted 08-29-2008 10:21 PM

Yeah, this is nice, no doubt about it!

-- I'm a wood magician... I can turn fine lumber into firewood before your very eyes! - Please visit and sign up for my project updates!

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#7 posted 08-29-2008 11:38 PM

Great job!

Thanks for the post


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#8 posted 08-30-2008 12:15 AM

” The Taffy Pull Table ” ....You’re probably not old enough to know this term…L O L : )

This is certainly a gorgeous piece between the shape , colors , and the grain in both the twist and the base ….hopefully you will repost once you have the glass top installed : ) Beautiful : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#9 posted 08-30-2008 12:30 AM

I love the fluidity of this creation. The tip on the third picture reminds me of seashells. Beautiful work of art. Thanks for sharing.

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

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#10 posted 08-30-2008 01:22 AM

Very nice, beautiful peice of art.

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#11 posted 08-30-2008 02:02 PM

wonderful to look at, also a great website.

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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#12 posted 08-30-2008 07:03 PM

beautiful lwork of art

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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#13 posted 09-07-2008 06:58 PM

Looks like some Georgia O’keeffe influence there. Great design!

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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