Mad About Burls, Part 2

Here we will take a look at the details of the figure of a Hugh Shackleton piece. It’s the base of a coffee table that ultimately had a glass top in place.

“Honestly I never imagined this piece of wood to turn out like it did. In the beginning it was pretty rough with the bark still on it. I went to go pick it up at the lumber yard and couldn’t pick it out amongst the piles of dirt. The largest part of this coming to life was the sand-blasting, which included stripping the bark off the stump. It not only cleaned it up but the integrity of the wood still remained, including the ant and termite towers in the back.

“Once the bark was off, I simply sealed it with a shellac, then a light polymer coating. I feel that the stump has a life of its own but the glass coffee table top really brings the functionality to the piece. Overall this is a really cool piece.”

Charles Shackleton Furniture and Miranda Thomas Pottery

Charles Shackleton Furniture and Miranda Thomas Pottery

Charles Shackleton Furniture and Miranda Thomas Pottery

Charles Shackleton Furniture and Miranda Thomas Pottery

Charles Shackleton Furniture and Miranda Thomas Pottery

Charles Shackleton Furniture and Miranda Thomas Pottery

Charles Shackleton Furniture and Miranda Thomas Pottery

Charles Shackleton Furniture and Miranda Thomas Pottery

Charles Shackleton Furniture and Miranda Thomas Pottery

Charles Shackleton Furniture and Miranda Thomas Pottery

Charles Shackleton Furniture and Miranda Thomas Pottery

Charles Shackleton Furniture and Miranda Thomas Pottery

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