Large Redwood Burl Slab Coffee Table W/turquoise inlay on a pine burl base

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Project by Tim & Candy Hicks posted 11-18-2015 08:49 PM 2539 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We just completed this large coffee table. The redwood top measures 65×46… it has turquoise inlay through out and we used several coats of Seal A Cell

The base is a solid pine burl that we found setting on top of the ground but connected by tree roots. It is solid and very very heavy. We ended up adding two coats of pickled oak stain to the base to darken. Our clients did not like the white burl contrast with the redwood….. It all came out nicely…...

Thanks for looking and hope all of you lumberjockers are doing fantastic


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#1 posted 11-18-2015 08:53 PM

WOW , that’s one amazing piece!!!

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#2 posted 11-18-2015 09:19 PM

beautiful piece

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#3 posted 11-18-2015 09:23 PM

Great work guys

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#4 posted 11-18-2015 10:24 PM

Came out great. Are all the turquoise inlay sections natural cracks, or are they carved? They look amazing regardless.

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#5 posted 11-19-2015 02:57 AM

10 out of 10!

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#6 posted 11-19-2015 09:08 AM

Great work, would love to find some wood like this. Did you get it locally or internet. Any info would be great Thx.

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#7 posted 11-19-2015 09:15 AM

This is so cool! Everything fits together like it belongs there. Even the turquoise inlay looks just right, not overpowering. I got a redwood burl bowl blank and one of these days, I’m going to turn it after looking at this table top. I forgot how cool looking it is.

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#8 posted 11-19-2015 03:18 PM

How did you go about flattening the main surface???
Redwood looks great.

G Vavra

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#9 posted 11-19-2015 03:42 PM

Gorgeous, i just got an old redwood chunk from my Wife’s grandfather and I have been trying to figure out what to make out of it.

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#10 posted 11-20-2015 09:25 PM

Thank you all for the wonderful comments…..

The turquoise inlay was added to natural cracks or lines in the wood, they were carved out to make them larger. If the turquoise vein is too small it looks milky and unclear,

The redwood slab we ordered from the pine burl we harvested locally.

The redwood slab was pretty level and flat when we received it, we have a homemade jig and used a router to “re-level” the slab,,,,,, we set up the jig and router to level and flatten the pine burl as well.


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#11 posted 11-23-2015 06:37 PM


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