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End tables from Cypress stump

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Project by swirt posted 11-14-2020 07:33 PM 732 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I posted my console table from a Cypress butt.
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This set of end tables was made from the sister stump.

Finish:
1) pure Tung Oil
2) end grain filled with tripoli
3) Dark tung oil
4) shellac applied as french polish (just on the top surface)
5) Odie’s oil as a wax topcoat (as opposed to just waxing with paste wax)

The end grain was sanded up to 600 grit.

No real firsts here, but a fun build and I am enjoying the results. Lots more photos and play-by-play available at the source: Cypress stump end tables

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com





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pottz

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#1 posted 11-14-2020 08:57 PM

nice work my friend i love the look of the bookend stump tables,goes real well with the coffee table.love all the build pic’s.

-- 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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#2 posted 11-14-2020 09:24 PM

Thanks pottz.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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James E McIntyre

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#3 posted 11-14-2020 09:39 PM

That’s one fine end table Swirt.

Where did you get that great stump?

-- James E McIntyre

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#4 posted 11-14-2020 10:26 PM

Very nice, swirt. Very nice, indeed!

-- Where The Spirit In Wood Lives On

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#5 posted 11-14-2020 10:36 PM

Love this one…wish I had a good stump to work with.

-- Bstrom

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swirt

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#6 posted 11-14-2020 10:51 PM

@James E McIntyre I had two large Bald Cypress cut down in my back yard a little over a year ago and asked the tree service to try to preserve the butts (as long as it did not put them at risk) They did a great job. So I had two stumps to deal work with plus a lot of other cypress that I slabbed up. Their are several cypress projects in my future. :)

Thanks TZH and Bstrom.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#7 posted 11-15-2020 01:23 AM

I love it!!! Very nice.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#8 posted 11-15-2020 03:39 AM

I went to your link to see how you go about cutting a stump in half. Was a bit floored when you said chainsaw. That cut looks WAY to straight for my chainsaw skills. Very nice build!

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MrWolfe

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#9 posted 11-15-2020 06:09 AM

Beautiful work!
You’re going to have a very unique and cool living room set.
Excellent work and great tutorial on your site. The fuming really made the cypress pop!
Thanks for sharing.
Jon

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swirt

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#10 posted 11-15-2020 12:00 PM

Thanks @woodbutcherbynight.

sansoo22 The chainsaw does can be pretty precise when you are cutting to a guideline. But it was still a bit out of plumb. I spend a fair amount of time turing it up with a scrub plane.

@MrWolf thanks. The cypress has an amazing array of colors that I have really been enjoying.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#11 posted 11-29-2020 12:02 AM

What an amazing piece of wood, you really got the life to come out.
One want to touch it and put a good glass of whiskey on top.
Lovely!
Best thoughts dear Swirt,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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#12 posted 12-01-2020 03:41 AM

@Mafe. Thank you… and the color does go great with a glass of whiskey ;)

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#13 posted 12-01-2020 11:09 AM

Smiles.

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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