Yellow Box Burl Coffee Table

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Blog series by icemanhank updated 03-31-2016 09:38 PM 7 parts 7909 reads 3 comments total

Part 1: Flattening the burl

01-30-2016 05:05 AM by icemanhank | 0 comments »

Hi all My next project is another burl coffee table, this one is a beautiful Yellow Box (Eucalyptus melliodora) burl; the tree is widely distributed on the eastern plains and tablelands from western Victoria, New South Wales to south-central Queensland. I have decided to use the larger side as the table top even though it will hide a bit of the magnificent live edge it has, however the extra area will make for a more useable table. I have spent about 5 hours so far flattening it with...

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Part 2: Leg

02-06-2016 04:23 AM by icemanhank | 0 comments »

Hi all Here are a couple of pics of the leg for my table. As said before it is Sequoia, I have cut the piece in half and rejoined on a slight angle buy butting the sides together and making splines from a piece of Mountain Ash for a littlit bit of contrast. It was a bit of a pain to glue up as the joints were quite tight and clamping the edges meant the joint opened up, hence the need to clamp the ends to the bench and juggle the pressure of the clamps to get everything a nice fit.

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Part 3: Ready for the glass

02-26-2016 09:41 AM by icemanhank | 0 comments »

Yep I am going pretty slowly with this but thankfully it is because I have some work! Being a freelance musician is sooooo unpredictable.Anyway I have cut the recesses into the underneath of the table for the leg and glass and into the leg to take the glass. I used a router and will be using 12mm toughened glass which will be fixed in with industrial strength silicone. The glass is presently being cut and while I am waiting I will be starting on the finish, I’m still not sure if I shoul...

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Part 4: Glass and starting the finish

03-02-2016 03:52 AM by icemanhank | 2 comments »

I have given the underneath and the leg a couple of coats of laquer and the burl looks great. I also picked up the glass today and it is a great fit, here is a pic of the glass just sitting in the rebate.

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Part 5: Starting the finish on the Table Top

03-11-2016 12:37 AM by icemanhank | 1 comment »

Hi all I have decided to go with a one pack marine varnish with the table top and have put on two coats, the first one a sealer coat diluted with turps. Here is a pic.

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Part 6: Almost finished

03-26-2016 09:14 AM by icemanhank | 0 comments »

Hi all After about twenty coats of marine varnish I rubbed it back to 400 grade and then polished with Triple EEE paste and finally buffed with furniture makers wax to a high gloss finish. I am pretty proud of how the finish is considering I only used a brush. This is a dry fit and I have left the plastic wrapping on the glass for protection, next step is to dowel the wooden leg in and fit the glass with engineering grade silicone.

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Part 7: All finished

03-31-2016 09:38 PM by icemanhank | 0 comments »

Thanks for following, you can see the final pics here –

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