redwood table

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Project by Greg Sherman posted 07-12-2020 09:59 PM 1361 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey Lumberjocks
Just wanted to post my latest project – a redwood table for my outdoor patio. I’m in California so it’s really never that harsh of an environment. I picked up a large live edge redwood slab outside Gonzalez Ca. with a fairly large section missing. A rancher had it stored in the barn for about 10 years. It’s an old growth Redwood from a local forest. Luckily I was able to make the complete top out of one piece. Rare find in these parts. The tree is well over 150 years old and was greatly damaged in a forest fire. I kept the burn marks on the live edge. I flattened the slab to 2 inches taking equal amounts off each side. Next step- epoxy fill with Titanium powder dye. Total Boat is my epoxy of choice for this project. The base design was inspired by Matt Downer from Rico Col. I had a local artist, Big Al, cut the sheetmetal anvil shape on the CNC plasma. I sandwiched the two 10 gage sheetmetal pieces over a row of joined redwood 4×4’s. I also welded the 1”x 3” tubes for the cross braces for the tabletop and adjustable feet. I was able trim the redwood base leaving a small section exposed on a side view. Note the squarehead bolts, one of my favorite pieces of hardware. I worked with an acid and peroxide process until I achieved the right patina then coated the entire base with clear laquer. I then put a epoxy (Total Boat) clear epoxy on the tabletop. The finished table is 72” in length, 38” width and 32” tall. One of my larger time consuming and multi-processes project to date, but worth the time and effort.
Thanks for checking out the redwood table. Next up -benches.

-- Greg, Brentwood CA

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#1 posted 07-13-2020 12:35 AM

Wonderful table, Great combination of materials. The Epoxy really makes the top pop. Job well done!

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#2 posted 07-13-2020 01:11 AM

Beautiful table, Greg. I’m a big fan of redwood, which is getting harder and harder to get even on the west coast.

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#3 posted 07-13-2020 02:21 AM

That is definitely an eye catching design and the table top is beautiful. Excellent job !!! Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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#4 posted 07-13-2020 02:40 AM

Wow that is spectacular. A great piece of wood and a fantastic design. Very nicely done.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#5 posted 07-13-2020 03:30 AM

fantastic build a great combo of wood and metal.kinda steam punkish in a way.beautiful result.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#6 posted 07-13-2020 10:45 AM

I’m not too sure about the base even tho I realize the labor involved but I really like the top. Great job overall !

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#7 posted 07-16-2020 02:09 AM

Nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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