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Handsplit red cedar coffee table

15 Sep Posted by in Blog | Comments Off on Handsplit red cedar coffee table
Handsplit red cedar coffee table

Driftwood into furniture…

Local artist Luke Ramsey and his partner Angie Conley were recently married here on Pender Island, and I had the honour of making a wedding gift for them commissioned by Angie’s family.  We decided on a coffee table, as it was something functional that they did not yet have.  It was hard for me at first to think of building something artistic for such an amazing artist as Luke is… but I quickly got to work on it, finding some nice wide slabs of red cedar I had salvaged from the beach which I planed down to make the top of the table.  The design I came up with works well to show the nice curvy pieces of cedar used for the legs and rails. The table is sanded smooth and oiled with a natural wood finish called ‘Landark’ (used a lot on timber frames and furniture).  I love the smell of it, as it has a nice hint of citrus which blends well with the fragrant cedar.  This project is one of a kind, made with lots of love, I only hope that Luke and Angie will enjoy this table for the rest of their lives together…please visit Lukes websites, and to see his art, adventures and amazing collaborations with many other artists.



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