<%@LANGUAGE="JAVASCRIPT" CODEPAGE="65001"%> 7/4/07 Redwood Table close ups

 

I made this end table from a sliced piece of Redwood burl with no sawn edges.  Because Redwood is so soft, I could not use an electric sander which leaves indentations in the soft wood.  As a result, I spent about three and a half hours hand sanding this slab, starting with 180 grit and going up to 1200.  At each level, I'd discover scratches that remained hidden by the previous grit, and I'd have to back track.  The finish is with a few coats of a wax-free shellac and many coats of Deft Lacquer.  I made the base with some Redwood that I'd had laying around the house.  The sides are made of some tongue and groove Redwood that I'd had left over from my armoire.  As far as what I've done before, this slab of wood is the best piece I've ever worked with- bar none.  In the second set of photos, there are a couple of pictures of the unsanded underside, which looks no where near as nice as the top. 

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