Redwood Slabs

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Blog entry by dougdeg posted 12-18-2009 02:37 AM 4439 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We order a few redwood slabs off of ebay, We were supprised when they came they were quite large, one was 44” wide and 84” long and the other was 27” wide and 72” long.

They were cut in a way that most edges were a natural live edge, Which gave them a nice free form look,

Redwood was a lot softer than i had thought it wood be but nice to work with.
We decide to create a redwood coffee table out of the first piece.

I have a friend that has a 36” planer with a sanding rool attached so it wasn’t much work to get the smaller piece sanded and ready for the finish. We touched up the one small unnatural edge area,

We used a chain saw and a grider to rough up the edge and give it some bark looking grain, (we are looking for different ideas on this part)
It did come out looking pretty good though.
Redwood natural slab coffee table

We weren’t real sure about the base, we used a few white cedar stumps cut them off to a height of 15” sand and flattened the tops and bottoms,

We attached the stumps to the redwood base using construction adhesive and wood screws, and then we tied the stumps together with a few cedar limbs.

The top we used a 2 part epoxy by envirotec there Klear Koat. not easy stuff to work with but it came out pretty well

redwood table top

-- Doug Cedar Log Furniture,

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#1 posted 12-18-2009 04:02 AM

oh yea…i like it…love the finish…did a great job..ive got a table that is similar..except its spalted oak slab…nice job

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#2 posted 12-18-2009 06:43 AM

Looks incredible!

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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#3 posted 12-18-2009 06:24 PM

You did a great job on this including the fake natural edges. Good Work! The stumps for the base and the top finish also looks first class. I used to be in the furniture business in the States and I have sold a lot of similar natural edge tables, but this one is the best I’ve seen so far. Thanks for posting.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 05-21-2010 08:15 PM

Awesome. Great work.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#5 posted 05-21-2010 09:13 PM

Amazing wood and finish

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