Burl slab coffe table

  • Advertise with us
Project by Zipsss posted 05-16-2015 04:02 PM 2000 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I bought this burl slab about 6 years ago as an ugly finished coffee table with heavy log legs that didn’t go with the beautiful top. It maybe a redwood burl, but I can’t be sure.
The top is pitted with soft and hard woods that did not collaborate with any of my hand planes, and even sanding was a problem. Taking the rough finish in consideration I decided to put a heavy epoxy resin finish that will give the slab a smooth finish. It worked great.
The legs are base on a Nakashima design that combines the rustic top with an elegant and modern support that is graceful and sturdy.

-- Zipsss

7 comments so far

View Karson's profile


35211 posts in 5009 days

#1 posted 05-16-2015 04:33 PM

Beautiful Job. When I looked at the first picture I thought that it was a 2 piece slab, But, the third picture shows from the top down that it is indeed 1 piece.

A nice presentation.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

View lightweightladylefty's profile


3471 posts in 4321 days

#2 posted 05-17-2015 02:06 AM

That really is a gorgeous burl. You made it into an outstanding table.


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

View Hawaiilad's profile


3374 posts in 3629 days

#3 posted 05-17-2015 08:10 AM

I love the wood and the table, but I know I would hit my legs several times

-- Larry in Hawaii,

View Roger's profile


21030 posts in 3412 days

#4 posted 05-17-2015 01:02 PM

That’s a beauty!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

View Ted's profile


2875 posts in 2820 days

#5 posted 05-17-2015 03:10 PM

Nice! The epoxy was a good call, as is the Nakashima style support. I bet it’s heavy!

-- You can collect dust or you can make dust. I choose to make it.

View Lee A. Jesberger's profile

Lee A. Jesberger

6866 posts in 4588 days

#6 posted 05-17-2015 05:42 PM

Real nice work!


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

View Sasha's profile


1086 posts in 1821 days

#7 posted 05-17-2015 06:25 PM

It is wonderful, As in the fairy tale.

-- Ganchik Sasha. Life is not a draft, tomorrow you will not redo......

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics