|Project by rrdesigns||posted 03-18-2014 03:15 AM||1039 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
This table was made from a slice of a birch tree with some wonderful heartwood. Unfortunately I failed to take a before photograph of the side I ended up choosing for the top. The “in the rough” photo shows the underside as it came to me from the client wanting to turn it into a table.The real challenge with this piece was hiding the checking and splits that appeared in the slice as it dried. The last photo shows one of the splits after filling it with epoxy. I then used acrylic paints to blend the epoxy filled areas into the top. After I was satisfied with the look, I covered the whole thing with a bar top finish. The base came from a black jack oak tree in my yard that had to be dropped after suffering damage from a storm. It is attached to the top with a large dowel.
-- Beth, Oklahoma, Rambling Road Designs