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Woodworking Projects - Unique Birch End Table

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Published on Mar 22, 2010

My next woodworking project:
I always wanted to do something with burled wood. I very rarely get my hands on it. This large Birch stump had one large burl and several smaller ones on it. Instead of cutting them out and discarding the rest of the log, I wanted to integrate them all in one object. The stump itself has many interesting cavities and depressions in it, so I felt it would do the tree injustice if I only took the burls.

The wood has tons of beautiful features, like black lines from spalting, green and red spots from other fungi, brown streaks from pieces of cambium, leftover pieces of bark and the chaotic burl grain. When I applied the first coat of oil, my jaw dropped to the floor, I never could have dreamed it would look this good (you can see that later on in the vid)

This table was made in Hortus Haren, Netherlands.

Useful websites:
http://www.saburr-tooth.com/
EU, UK, NL website for ordering Saburr-Tooth equipment: http://www.chainsawcarvingtools.eu/

Main dutch Chainsaw Carving forum: http://www.carvingtoolshop.eu/forum/i...

WoodCarving Illustrated message board: http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com...
My WCI Gallery: http://tinyurl.com/yfvoyq7

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