Creative projects for a restaurant in Torrey Pines. Turning 300 y.o. Red Cedar Burl into a hostess stand as well as crafting coffee table from stone and wood.
First step was decided to turn that large burl into a hostess stand, but how? you would ask...
The goal was to create cabinet inside the burl so menus and POS system can be stored inside as well as run power thru the burl to have a nice brass lamp coming out.
Don is a natural born tree surgeon, start from cutting the inside of the burl.
Lots of noise and sawdust
We are getting closer!
Now its time to fit the cabinet
Looks like that might work.
First we charred whole trunk wth fire then sealed it and its time to put flat clear coat on it.
For the coffee table we used stone, shape was cut out on a waterjet machine and two cedar trunks that got stained with metal pigment paint.