Hans Nelsen has a table in the Heron's Nest this month (May 2015) that he made from a large but young coastal redwood (sequoia semervirens) which had been growing on the island for the last 50 years but which had to come down to allow for a construction project. The large diameter log has been in the mill yard for the last 3 years or so. Hans sliced off a 3" thick "cookie" from one end of the log, shaped the edge, smoothed the surface and coated it with a marine epoxy to stabalize the wood. The finished result is a magnificent table which shows off the trees growth rings. We will be slicing up the rest of the log into similar size cookies over the next month.