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Project by Tag84 posted 05-22-2011 07:19 PM 2270 views 7 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My neighbours had a base of a tree in the shed, and they asked me if i wanted to make a table from it, for outside.I liked doing it. Removed the bark, and sanded everything with 120 grid sanding paper. Not to thoroughly. Then finished it with Glitsa. The base consists of 3 rectangles from oak.
It was a rather fast project and with quik result.

-- -Thomas -

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#1 posted 05-22-2011 07:51 PM

I’ve never heard of Glitsa. Curious – ?

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#2 posted 05-22-2011 09:21 PM

Glitsa is waterbased polyutherane protection :)

-- -Thomas -

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#3 posted 05-22-2011 09:28 PM

Same here. What is Glitsa, Thomas? That looks like one massive “table” that you won’t be moving it around easily LOL! The top of it has a lot of character with the saw mark still on it. Have you thought of using a hand planer to level the top? I have a similar stump, maybe not quite as big in diameter. I found it along a road one day and picked it up (yah, right! More like it took 3 hefty guys to get it on my truck!) I am planning to make a chopping block with it, but haven’t come up with a good way for legs. Thanx for the idea, Thomas!

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#4 posted 05-22-2011 09:48 PM

Thanx Paw! the site
Yes it’s a heavy one, no theft insurance for it!
i did think about planing it, but thought it looked nice like it was.
Happy to give you meaning to your stump!

-- -Thomas -

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#5 posted 05-23-2011 02:49 AM

Thanks for the info.

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#6 posted 05-23-2011 05:09 AM

I love the top the way it is – but I’m a huge fan of rustic. This looks like something you find outside of the preserved homesteads here along the Blue Ridge Parkway – so full of character! I can’t stop saying it, I love that top! lol Finally my friends bought a Ford 150 – now I have access to a pickup with out the costs involved. I’ll be calling them every time I see trees that have been cut down into sections ; )

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#7 posted 05-23-2011 06:02 AM

That is a cool table. Great idea. I thought you said it was to be an outside table? The water based poly I buy is just for indoor use. Is Glitsa for outdoor use?

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#8 posted 05-23-2011 04:40 PM

Thanks Vicki and Vasko!
Vicki I was/ am wondering the same thing, i can’t find any info that it’s ’’not’’ suitable for outside.
I am not 100% sure, it does say for furniture inside. Hope it will last :)

-- -Thomas -

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#9 posted 05-26-2011 04:41 AM

Hi Тап84. Viglyadit natural. It must be very heavy.

-- Elhan, Azerbaijan

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#10 posted 05-26-2011 10:31 PM

Hi Elhan! Yes heavier then my mother ;)

-- -Thomas -

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#11 posted 08-28-2011 11:02 PM

I like the way It looks. very cool!

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#12 posted 12-02-2011 03:45 PM

I love it!

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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#13 posted 12-02-2011 04:33 PM

Very cool! I’m glad it’s you that has to move it and not me;)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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