Redwood Burl Coffee Tables

    coffee tables

  • While any small and low table can be, and is, called a coffee table, the term is applied particularly to the sets of three or four tables made from about 1790; of which the latter were called ‘quartetto tables’.
  • A low table, typically placed in front of a sofa

    redwood

  • Either of two giant conifers with thick fibrous bark, native to California and Oregon. They are the tallest known trees and are among the largest living organisms
  • Used in names of other, chiefly tropical, trees with reddish timber
  • the soft reddish wood of either of two species of sequoia trees
  • sequoia: either of two huge coniferous California trees that reach a height of 300 feet; sometimes placed in the Taxodiaceae
  • Redwood is an album by Lunasa that was released in 2003 on Green Linnet Records. It was their fourth major release, and their last album on Green Linnet Records.

    burl

  • A rounded knotty growth on a tree, giving an attractive figure when polished and used esp. for handcrafted objects and veneers
  • the wood cut from a tree burl or outgrowth; often used decoratively in veneer
  • A slub or lump in wool or cloth
  • remove the burls from cloth
  • a large rounded outgrowth on the trunk or branch of a tree

redwood burl coffee tables

redwood burl coffee tables – Nicely started

Nicely started California redwood tree – 21 inches high
Nicely started California redwood tree - 21 inches high
Redwoods (Sequoia sempervirens) are one of the oldest plant families on Earth. Although they thrive in the temperate rain forests of the Pacific Northwest, they can adapt to higher elevations and warmer and dryer climates, as well as colder areas. The secret is lots of water and sunshine. The common name for these trees is California Redwood or Coastal Redwood. They can live for 2,000 years or more in ideal conditions. This species includes the tallest trees on Earth, reaching up to 375 feet in height. You are purchasing a large redwood tree plug, two to three years old. These stand about 21 inches measured from the bottom of the plug, which is about 2.5 inches in diameter. We recommend that you pot these in 1-gallon pots on arrival. The first picture shows a typical plug. The second picture shows the plants in our greenhouse. The third picture shows a Sequoia grove. You can regulate the speed of growth by varying the light — the lower the light, the slower the growth. But do keep them moist, as redwoods like lots of water. We think these can be grown outdoors successfully from zones 5 through 9 if proper care is given. We recommend growing these as pot plants for up to a year, gradually increasing the size of the pot. Plant in the ground in the spring of 2012. Be sure to allow for room to grow when selecting a location, and be sure to provide plenty of water in dry conditions. Or you can grow these as container plants by pruning them back if they threaten to get too big. These trees were tissue cultured from large redwoods that showed superior growth, shape, adaptation to varying climatic regions, limb structure, height and diameter. A mature tree is said to produce nearly 260 pounds of oxygen a year. Young redwoods use sunlight so efficiently (3-4 times more than pines) that they can grow even in deep shade. In full sunlight and moist soil, a large redwood sapling can grow more than 6 feet in a single season!

Coffee table

Coffee table
Dramatic coffee table built from solid cherry and various veneers, featuring four way bookmatched patterns of redwood burl veneer.

Burled Redwood Coffee Table

Burled Redwood Coffee Table
View from the top showing some of the beautiful grain.

redwood burl coffee tables

Redwood Bend (Virgin River)
Katie Malone and her twin boys’ trip along the beautiful mountain roads to Virgin River is stopped short by a tire as flat as her failed romance. To make matters worse, the rain has set in, the boys are hungry and Katie is having trouble putting on a spare. As she stands at the side of the road pondering her next move, she hears a distinct rumble. The sight of the sexy, leather-clad bikers who pull up beside her puts her imagination into overdrive.
Dylan Childress and his buddies are on the motorcycle trip of a lifetime. But the sight of a woman in distress stops them in their tracks. And while the guys are checking out her car, she and Dylan are checking out one another.
In one brief moment, the world tilts on its axis and any previous plans Katie and Dylan might have had for their futures are left at the side of the road.