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Redwood Burl Slab Tables & Bases

Redwood burl dining table on redwood base
Redwood burl slab table on redwood base
Redwood Burl Slab Table

Redwood burl slab tables account for more inquiries than anything else here at Redwood Burl Inc. We have thousands of redwood burl slabs available and ready to go, but only have a limited amount of space on our website for pictures. Because of this, we only list less than 5% of our inventory on our website. So if you don’t see exactly what you’re looking for, be sure to give us a call in the office. Let us know what you’re looking for and we can find it for you.

We cut redwood slabs in almost every size, from clock slabs and side tables to coffee tables and dining tables. For indoor or outdoor use, redwood slabs are always a great choice. Once you know what you’re looking for, the best place to start is right here on our website. Prices vary according to the size and quality of each slab. Better burl fetches a better price, especially now that old-growth redwood is getting to be so hard to come by.

Salvaging Redwood Burl

Back in the day, you could find whole trees and stumps washed up on the beaches after the rains here locally. In fact, this business was started by my boss’s dad coming up here to collect wood from the local beaches for projects he was working on down in Carmel and Monterey back in the late 60s and early 70s. But with all the cutbacks in the logging industry, there really are not many logs or stumps that make it into the rivers to end up on the local beaches.

Today We Work Harder

Today, we have to work a bit harder to get those stumps and logs. Since they no longer miraculously wash up on the beach, we have to dig them up out of the ground ourselves using heavy equipment. You can see how it’s done on our “How We Do It” page. The type of products we have in our inventory depends on the size of the stumps and logs we get in.

Redwood Burl Table or Stump Bases

Once you choose your slab, you will need a base or a pedestal to support it. You will need to take several factors into consideration. We have a large selection of bases available, including root or stump type bases. We also have locally made custom metal bases. Our inventory also includes smaller slabs that are suitable for making bases. The best base for your table depends on what you are looking for in your final product.

Paired Slabs and Bases

If you choose the style of base, we can pair your slab with it and send you pictures of what your redwood burl slab table will look like when assembled. The most common thing to do is pair slabs with suitable root bases. We only have room on our site for a few bases, but actually have hundreds of them available. So, if you pick the slab, it is usually best to let us pair bases to it for you. This will ensure the correct size to support your table, without having to worry about tipping or any other balance issues.

Sometimes the only difference between a redwood burl coffee table and a free-standing redwood bar is the height of the base your put under the slab. A coffee table will need a base about 15 to 20 inches tall. A free-standing bar is going to need a base that is 36 to 40 inches tall. The same goes for a redwood desktop or counter. Desktop height is about 29 to 31 inches and a reception desk would be closer to bar height.

You Can Buy Only the Base if You Want

On occasion, we’ve even sold stump bases cut to height, sanded, and made into a coffee table, buffet table, or bar top without a redwood slab at all. The same principle applies to a glass top. All we need to know is the size of your glass and your application, and we can find a base that will work. We store them in several heights to be cut down to height as needed for any application.

Often, we cut some of our root bases to height, then sandblast and oil them to make bases for glass tables. They can also work for a solid slab. It just depends on what you see in the base, character-wise. Sometimes you will find something and think it would just be a shame to cover that up. So you almost have to use glass.

If you are ready to start a burl slab project of your own, give us a call or send an email to get things started.

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