The Raw Wood.
The raw wood is first cleaned off and assessed for size, shape and overall character taking into account thickness and any holes. Holes add character!
Kiln dried tree stumps provide a fantastic natural rustic design for our range of coffee tables, some of which are large enough for dinning room table tops.
This the sander where the wood is flat sanded before treatment. The five foot belt sander allows us to expose the grain and any unusual features that bring the table to life.
Slicing The Wood.................... CAREFULLY!
Various sizes of product ranging from keyrings and coasters to clocks are cut owith our large resaw. Here, English Yew (Taxus Baccata) is being sliced for coasters.
Here the clock mechanism recess is being milled out with a 75mm milling bit.
Our drying area provides a dust free environment for apllying wax, oil or a clear resin for a durable glass-like finish. Here a Sierra Buckeye table top and English Yew clocks can be seen lying on a bed of nails which provides a level surface for finishing.
The End Product
Here we have a selection of English Yew coasters showing a before an after aspect. The resin finish clearly brings out the colour and grain in the end product as well as stabilising and strengthening such thin slivers of wood.
Finished table base
Below is a finished Sierra Buckeye table bese made from the stump of the tree. The table top ss then fixed to this depending on the slope of the tree trunk and the broadness of the surrounding root structure.
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