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Olive Burl Slab Coffee Table with black epoxy resin

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Project by roldogg posted 04-22-2021 08:21 PM 1201 views 0 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s a coffee table I just finished. I bought this olive slab, which arrived sandwiched between 2 pieces of 1/4” plywood wrapped tightly with packing tape to keep all 6 pieces somewhat together. After gluing each piece together to make the slab one piece again, I started filling in all the cracks and voids with black epoxy. It took a lot of time and patience to fill everything in without any air bubbles coming to the surface as this is a little too large for the pressure pot.???? I had a base made to size using 1” square steel pipe and then finished with a powder coated black gloss finish. I love how this turned out and really want to make another one, maybe bigger!





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 04-22-2021 08:30 PM

WOW, that is a gorgeous table!! I love Olive wood, too ! What brand of epoxy did you use for that deep pour??

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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woodchuckerNJ

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#2 posted 04-22-2021 08:47 PM

the wood is gorgeous, the top you created , gorgeous, the legs… don’t match.

Sorry, but your work is being held back by the base.

Send the base to me and I’ll use it for a machine …

-- Jeff NJ

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HowardAppel

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#3 posted 04-22-2021 09:32 PM

Have to agree with WoodchuckerNJ—top is gorgeous, base unimaginative and detracts from the top. Which is gorgeousl.

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roldogg

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#4 posted 04-22-2021 09:35 PM

Thank you! I used Superclear Deep Pour for this table.

What’s wrong with this base? I think it turned out well. What style of base would you have used? This table is in my outdoor kitchen so I had it powder coated to prevent it from rusting. I just guessed on the design for the base so I’m very interested in better ideas.

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Rich

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#5 posted 04-22-2021 09:40 PM

I see a Daily Top 3 in your future!

Personally, I don’t mind the legs. I think their simplicity allows the top to shine and be the star of the show.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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woodchuckerNJ

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#6 posted 04-22-2021 09:43 PM

I don’t know the answer to that. What does the rest of your outdoor kitchen look like.
I also think that the steel will give you problems even with the powder coating. I have had powder coated outdoor items and they still rust, just a little water that finds its way starts the process.

While I don’t know what would work, I do know what doesn’t. Great work on the top though.
Hopefully someone might have an idea, but if you like it… that’s all that counts. But I think for the workmanship on the top, and the beautiful wood, that it can be more. The legs shouldn’t detract/distract from the top, but they shouldn’t take away from it either… Still though… love the top.

-- Jeff NJ

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mtnwild

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#7 posted 04-22-2021 09:46 PM

That Epoxy method seems to be changing everything.

How else could you use that beautiful piece of wood? Keeps it’s natural shape and beauty and presents it wonderfully…

Don’t mind the base, looks okay. Just not as extreme as the top…

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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pottz

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#8 posted 04-22-2021 10:56 PM

well i agree about the top it is just spectacular,that olive just pops withe black epoxy.i also agree with the ones that dont like the base,it just cheapens the beauty of the top,just no style.personally i would go with a base made from wood,ive never cared for metal legs on wood tables.the worst are the trendy hairpin legs.

-- 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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LittleBlackDuck

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#9 posted 04-22-2021 11:34 PM

Bah humbug!... That top is beautiful and you’ve done a great job making a ”dodgy” slab into a creation… and I totally contradict and challenge all the fuddy duddies that have criticised your legs (unless you have kankles (fat ankles))... as long as you like it, which from your reaction you do, all is cool and thanks for the post.
In my opinion, any “suggested better legs” would detract from the tabletop. Hard to speak from just a picture, but when I look at the legs in picture #2 they just draw my eyes up to the tabletop.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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therealSteveN

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#10 posted 04-23-2021 12:30 AM

Legs? Did it have legs? I was too busy looking at that Burl…

-- Think safe, be safe

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pottz

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#11 posted 04-23-2021 12:45 AM


Bah humbug!... That top is beautiful and you ve done a great job making a ”dodgy” slab into a creation… and I totally contradict and challenge all the fuddy duddies that have criticised your legs (unless you have kankles (fat ankles))... as long as you like it, which from your reaction you do, all is cool and thanks for the post.
In my opinion, any “suggested better legs” would detract from the tabletop. Hard to speak from just a picture, but when I look at the legs in picture #2 they just draw my eyes up to the tabletop.

- LittleBlackDuck


thats because your an arse man duckie ;-)

-- 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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metolius

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#12 posted 04-23-2021 12:52 AM

super nice !

I like the way the slab is anchored flush to the end of the bench and then floats through the surface from that edge.

-- derek / oregon

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Rich

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#13 posted 04-23-2021 01:16 AM


I see a Daily Top 3 in your future!

- Rich

Can I call ‘em or what?

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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woodbutcherbynight

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#14 posted 04-23-2021 01:18 AM

AWESOME!!!

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

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pottz

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#15 posted 04-23-2021 02:22 AM


I see a Daily Top 3 in your future!

- Rich

Can I call em or what?

- Rich


oh yeah buddy-lol. i get a kick out of guys that think top 3 is something special. it would be nice if it really meant something special.

-- 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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