Burled Cottonwood Log Furniture Dining Table with Granite Top

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Project by Tim & Candy Hicks posted 02-15-2009 10:04 PM 13989 views 3 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This table is 81 1/2” x 44” and 31 1/2” tall. We finished it with Satin Polycrylic and it has a granite top


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#1 posted 02-15-2009 10:44 PM

That is incredible. The color of the marble makes it look like it’s all one piece. All your stuff out of this world. Where do you find your wood?

-- Gary, Huntsville. Two wrongs don't make a right, but three lefts do.

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#2 posted 02-15-2009 11:27 PM

The features of those log supports are terrific: another wonderful piece.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#3 posted 02-15-2009 11:41 PM

That’s just beautiful! Thanks.

-- Carl Rast, Pelion, SC

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#4 posted 02-16-2009 12:06 AM

This is a cool piece. How did you get the logs cut at 90 degrees so the top rests parallel to the floor? Did you have to keep trimming stuff off until it was complete?

-- There are three types of people in the world, those who can count and those who can't!

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#5 posted 02-16-2009 01:30 AM

Fantastic natural form. Does the top attach to the base stumps or is the weight enough to keep it stable?

-- Dave, North Dakota,

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#6 posted 02-16-2009 01:37 AM

Absolutely gorgeous. I would have never thought to take 2 old tree stumps and put a granite top on it. This is one great looking piece. Great job.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#7 posted 02-16-2009 02:07 AM

Wow, Beautiful!

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#8 posted 02-16-2009 02:36 AM

Great piece, wish I could see the granite a little better, window light is really killing the scene. Is that a juparana granite? I worry about the strength with so much overhang, if there is a fiberglass matt on bottom, it will act as a natural hinge, and is weak when not supported closer to the edge all around. This type of granite is not a very strong granite, it rates about a 5 on a scale of 1- 10 in strength. If you need to know how to strengthen this more without affecting the apperance, let me know, I’ll explain how to do it.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#9 posted 02-16-2009 03:03 AM

Wow … that’s a nice piece furniture … would look great in a timber frame or log home. Any home really!

-- Handcrafted by RJ Paquin - Yooper

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#10 posted 02-16-2009 10:53 AM

really really nice, I like your design.

-- Colin, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. "Every craftsman was once an amateur"

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#11 posted 02-16-2009 05:40 PM

Thats a neat idea.
Dont you just love the smell from cutting and sanding cottonwood ??? LOL

Thanks for posting

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#12 posted 02-16-2009 09:21 PM

Hi Candy;

Something else beautiful to look at. (wink wink)

Really impressive, and I like the table too. LOL


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#13 posted 02-16-2009 10:50 PM

You are AMAZING – I love to see your work. Thanks.

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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Tim & Candy Hicks

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#14 posted 02-24-2009 09:24 PM

This wood came off a ranch that my parents run, it sits on the colorado utah border. There must have been some thig int he ground or water because most of the cottonwoods that had to be cut down were all full of burls. We were very lucky to be able to get to this wood. THey still have 2 standing trees that are one huge burl all the way up, we arent sure how to cut them down with out falling on the house or tearing down their fence. I am sure when the time comes we will find a way to get them out of there.

To get them level and the tops flat we cut them down to the approximate height with the chainsaw, after they were sanded and mounted to the base, my husband used a grinder to slowy grind the tops down so that each one was level. He would grind and then set the leveler on it and slowly work his way down until it worked. I am amazed out how he does this. We also use slides/levelers so that we can adjust the table once it is set up.

The top does not attach, everything is so heavy and sturdy that it does not even move. It would be impossible to move this table it if was all one piece.

The smell from sanding cottonwood leaves a lot to be desired, it just stinks, but with dust mask on it is not so bad and after awhile you just get use to it.

I really love this table and it came out better than I tought it would. When my husband told me his design idea on it I wasnt thrilled, but once it was finished and the top set on it , it really just came together. I guess it really helps having both of us in the shop that way we each have our own ideas and together we have some great pieces.

This was actually give to our customer, we never laid eyes on it until the day we delivered the bases. I have no idea what type of granite it is, I do know that it has the fiberglass matting on the back.

Thanks everyone for all the comments, we truly enjoy working with the wood and sharing it with all of you.

Thanks again!!


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#15 posted 04-15-2009 07:39 PM

This is really a well done piece. The trunk looks like it grew right into the table top. It’s not awkward like most rustic furniture. Very majestic and well executed. How much does this bugger weigh?

Is your husband related to Paul Bunyan?

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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