River Red Gum Coffee Table #1: The beginning

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Blog entry by icemanhank posted 05-18-2013 07:09 AM 1632 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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Hi all,

I was travelling home from an Australian town called Coonabarabran and just as the road enters the Blue Mountains, at a town called Lithgow, I noticed a sign in the front yard of a house saying they had seasoned timber for sale.

Yep, I stopped for a look. There were lots of splendid large pieces of stacked Australian hardwoods and in the shed some really beautiful Burls, as soon as I saw this one I loved it. And yep I handed over the cash.

After getting it home I have started to level it off with a belt sander and straight edge and plan to fill the holes with a clear epoxy and finally give it a high gloss finish.

I have something quite quirky in mind for the base and am busy watching secondhand shops and garage sales for what I have in mind. First thing is getting it level and filled though, it is pretty hard timber and very heavy so the base will have to be a solid one. The wood is more of a pink colour than what shows in the pics.

-- "These are my principles. And if you don't like them, I have others." ... Cheers, David from Sydney Australia

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#1 posted 05-19-2013 04:44 AM

That was a nice find. That kind of sign-timber for sale- can make my day. Have fun with this and post the finished project.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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