Clint Searl's Cypress Table

CYPRESS COFFEE TABLE
Metallic powders create a bizarre finish.

SHOP OWNER: Clint Searl
LOCATION: Kintnersville, PA

    Here's a shot of a coffee table I finished a few months ago. The top is a cross-section piece of cypress, three inches thick and 46 inches across at the widest. The finish starts with several coats of brass and copper powders in an acrylic emulsion, which are then treated with various chemicals to achieve the patina. Itís a somewhat unpredictable process, depending on temperature and humidity.
    After rinsing and drying, CAB acrylic lacquer was applied and rubbed out with 0000 steel wool and mineral oil. The hexagonal base is fabricated of wood and 1 ľ EMT, finished with automotive metallic base coat and CAB acrylic clear coat.

. . . Clint Searl




 

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