we are wrapping up a spalted maple coffee table later today ...
i've had this piece on the wall of the finish room for about 10 years now, and surprisingly, the log stacked up in the first photo is from the same tree. a locally renowned artist/woodcarver, porter brown, gave me the piece above and some other slabs before he died about 6 or seven years ago. recently his daughter offered to sell me what was left, which is what you see in the top picture ... it went through hurricane irene and was covered by water and mud, but has dried out nicely in the last 5 years. we've got a dining table that is nearly finished too and i'll post photos of that later this week.
i've got another coffee table slab left, and it's looking for a home ..
first coat of finish .. dramatic change
1.5 x 3" satin steel tube base by sam