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"Sculpted" Redwood coffee table base

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Project by scruboak51 posted 186 days ago 1027 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I picked up some redwood driftwood at my local (SoCal) thrift shop. There was two largish pieces of what I am guessing were root systems. On one of the pieces, I had a pretty good idea on the yield and what I wanted to build. This build was from the smaller second piece which was a bit of a crapshoot, but the price was too hard to pass up.

A lot of sanding later, I am pretty pleased. There was some spectacular grain in portions and the rot was very small and well hidden. It took about 10 hrs of sanding (up to 600 grit) on the ROS to get to this point

It’s just a base; the tentative plan is to try to sell it and get enough to offset the initial wood purchase and future milling costs on the larger piece of drift wood.

For a more detailed step by step slide show see here: http://imgur.com/a/Ulmjf





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Glen Peterson

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#1 posted 186 days ago

Amazing color. Looking forward to seeing the final table.

-- Glen

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peteg

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#2 posted 186 days ago

Boy you don’t need any greater incentive to keep going other than just stop take a look & then keep goin,
What a fabulous find :)
Pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 186 days ago

Very awesome work. Beautiful color.

-- 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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aussiedave

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#4 posted 185 days ago

Wow that is great…really beautiful wood and finish…awesome.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#5 posted 181 days ago

Fantastic base for a table, gorgeous wood and the finish really made the grains and figures pop. Great work!

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