A cedar, glass top table made by my husband and his mother...

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My husband cut this cedar tree and brought the log home. He sawed the log in two peices, then pressure washed all of the bark off of each peice. His mother then put several (I mean a lot) coats of polyurethane on it. She already had a round glass top. She loves this table. We are working on the other peice now, and it will look exactly the same.

-- Alison Hadden, Wood's Cut & Grind, Milledgeville, GA

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#1 posted 04-10-2008 06:35 PM

That is VERY cool!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 04-10-2008 06:40 PM

Very nice. I like to do similar things with stumps/logs. One thing I have discovered is that if it doesn’t have them already it may need some small “risers” (1/2 inch high will do) to keep it off the floor a little. This keeps down any mold/mildew due to any moisture still left in the log. The spaces between the boards in the deck floow will help but it may still leave its “impression” on the floor when moved.

It’s really a pretty piece. Nice work.

-- The name is "Splinter"... I'm the son-of-a-son-of-a-carpenter

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#3 posted 04-10-2008 06:52 PM


This is a very interesting, as well as unique, table. Ordinarily this would have been ground into sawdust or simply burned but you re-purposed the stump into a useful piece of furniture. Sounds like a winning combination to me.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 04-10-2008 06:56 PM

I really like the rustic looks of this table. Great job.

-- Kevin, Wichita, Kansas

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#5 posted 04-10-2008 07:00 PM

That’s beautiful.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#6 posted 04-10-2008 07:29 PM


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Callum Kendall

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#7 posted 04-10-2008 07:40 PM

Great job,

I realy like it!!

Thanks for the post


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#8 posted 04-10-2008 08:10 PM

This is great. That’s really an interesting stump too. It looks like a clump of several different trees. How did they get the top level and flat?

-- Happy woodworking!

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#9 posted 04-10-2008 10:51 PM

Love the look, that thing will last forever. A true masterpiece. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#10 posted 04-11-2008 01:27 AM

great table!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#11 posted 04-11-2008 04:29 AM

Very nice…I love working with cedar logs. The twists and turns add so much character. THAT is a big one. I don’t see many that size around here.

-- Bob

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#12 posted 04-11-2008 09:53 PM

We were really fortunate to find this tree. Our neighbor across the road from us called one day and told us it was in his way and he wanted it gone. My husband didn’t waste any time hauling our equipment over there to get that tree down. He was extremely careful while taking the tree down and cut each piece he wanted to use perfectly level with the chainsaw. I was amazed that he was able to do that. We have one other piece that isn’t finished yet. The twists and turns do give the log character and we love it when we find them. My husband is a tree surgeon. When he finds trees of this sort, he takes them down for free and we store the logs until we are ready to make something out of them. We’ve already started a collection of boards, the two tables, we even save the slabs that come off of the tree when we put them on the saw mill. Nothing goes to waste when it comes to cedar, cherry, or cyprus.

-- Alison Hadden, Wood's Cut & Grind, Milledgeville, GA

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#13 posted 04-12-2008 01:34 AM

Great idea & talking point Alison. A set of chairs carved out of similar stock would really set it off. but that’s a lot of work. Thanks for sharing.

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

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#14 posted 04-13-2008 06:55 AM

Nice table. I’ll bet it takes two men and a small boy to move it though!

‘Found’ wood is always best!

-- There is nothing in the world more dangerous, than a woodworker who knows how to read a micrometer...

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#15 posted 04-17-2015 02:02 PM

Very nice!

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-- Brett, United Kingdom,

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