Tuesday, 27 May 2014

California Redwood Slab - FINISHED!

Have you ever seen the trees in California that you can actually drive through? If you haven't, quickly google that and return to this blog post :-)

'The Beast' arrived back in March and Cathy has been working on it daily ever since. Measuring 3" x 30-61" x 91", this absolutely stunning piece is now complete.

Here are some photos taken throughout the process... enjoy!

Just in the door
Close up of the slab to show the figure

Began by sealing the reverse side and edges. Ready to flip over and begin sanding down the main side.
Edges were sealed with epoxy and then sanded finely with steel wool to minimize the gloss
Slab has been flipped, and the good side is ready to begin sanding

Let's just say we went through a lot of sand paper...
Sanding the piece down exposed about a hundred little surface cracks. Each and every one was meticulously filled. Depending on the depth,  coffee grounds and/or epoxy & CA glue were used.

See those tiny cracks where the top of the slab meets the side? Yup... they got filled as well.  
Done! Finished with 6 coats of Livos. This slab is a must see...

Friday, 23 May 2014

One of a kind pieces - Currently in stock

Our stock is constantly rotating but I thought we'd do a little post about current "one of a kind" pieces throughout the showroom. Here are just a few examples...

Water-cured Redwood Slab

Cherry & Walnut

Bubinga & Spalted Maple


Highly Figured Quilted Maple

Spalted, Figured Maple

Honey Locust

Claro Walnut 

Claro Walnut

Maple Burl
Maple Burl

Claro Walnut Burl


Claro Walnut

Claro Walnut

Maple Burl

Maple Burl

Claro Walnut

Buckeye Burl

Wenge & Iroko

Siberian Larch

Spalted Basswood, Spalted Maple, Maple Burl


Maple Burl


Claro Walnut

Quilted Maple

Maple Burl