|Project by scruboak51||posted 01-18-2014 11:01 PM||1604 views||3 times favorited||5 comments|
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