Redwood slab "Island" Tables

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Project by Alan Young posted 07-23-2012 04:13 PM 1945 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Nearly a year ago I was approached by some clients to build bases for three slabs of Redwood they had obtained when they lived in the Pacific Northwest. The slabs are just under 2” thick. The long slab is a little over four feet long. The posts were made by laminating 7 pieces of poplar, then turning them on my lathe.. The supporting disks or “plates” were also made from poplar. The disks received a routed ogee profile. The bases received an initial coat of flat black. This was sanded back then a second coat was applied. About this point in the process I had purchased and HVLP turbine and spray gun. Although the black was initially brushed on ,subsequent coats were sprayed including the top coat for both the bases and the Redwood Slabs. The top coat was a satin acrylic polyurethane. Yesterday I delivered them to the owners who are happy to have them now as accent tables. -Alan

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Jamie Speirs

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#1 posted 07-23-2012 09:41 PM

These are so nice

The blend of the natural and

the engineered as great


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#2 posted 07-24-2012 01:20 AM

wow, those are beautiful!

-- -Joshuah

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#3 posted 07-24-2012 06:37 AM

You must be very brave to do that.I wouldn’t dare.Looks excellent!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 07-24-2012 06:45 AM

Wow Alan

You just did a wonderful job. Looks awesome with the live edges and the finish is just outstanding. What really cought my eye is you said you turned the base and it came out perfect.

Keep up the great work

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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#5 posted 07-25-2012 01:08 AM

Have to agree with Jamie Speirs. I was thinking, “what a great contrast,” but it is instead a beautiful blend. Great work. Must have been so satisfying to work with such beautiful slabs.

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#6 posted 07-25-2012 02:45 AM

Thanks everyone. These were a lot of fun to work on.

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