Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Absolute Epic. Is There Any More Apt Description For This Cypress Slab Coffee Table Top? Siamese Cypress? How Rare A Coffee Table Must THIS Be?! Status: Soon To Be Available.
I grabbed this and a few other Cypress tables almost as a lark on Sunday. I've loved the biomorphic look of Cypress "steaks" like this since I was a young boy in the late '70s. My father had a friend who made clocks out of smaller versions of these. This piece would make one hellofa clock!
My first inclination is to remove the stump supports and attach a set of hairpin legs...but maybe I
shouldn't. Perhaps this should be kept as is. Check out all that color and figuring! I'm not really a
fan of that thick clear Polyurethane but that seems to just be the way almost all of these are. There
are some scuffs and scratches in the poly and there are some places where wet paper has stuck to it
too. This should all be able to be polished out.
These aren't the legs I'd be attaching, at least not in This condition! I've got another set that are
already cleaned up that would look lovely on this slab. I've also got two more tables AND another
baseless top along with this large Siamesed coffee table. I'll probably attach some longer hairpin
legs to one of the other tops to offer as an associated end table with this when I get them down to
The Shag. What do you think? Stumps or Hairpins?