Sugar was once a fallen tree that I found on a property outside of San Luis Obispo. The owner of Pacific Coast Lumber and also one of my former instructors at Cal Poly, helped me harvest this tree. He milled out the slabs and I traded him five cases of wine and a weeks worth of work for the transport, use of his tools, and the slab itself. Once milled, it was set to dry in a kiln for about a month and a half. I then brought it out to my woodworking shop and began to plane it with a chainsaw. After many hours of planning and belt sanding it showed the illustrious knots that it exposed. I laid many coats of oil linseed, tung, jojaba, and sunflower oil. Bees wax layers continued to be based and gives the texture of every grain to pop. The square tubing frame was cut, welded, and designed to fit the unique shape of this table.
When James Marshall discovered gold at Sutter's Mill on the American River in 1848, the California Gold Rush began. So did the mass harvest of the sugar pine, the largest North American pine.Sugar pine has Heartwood is a light brown, sometimes with a slightly reddish hue. Sapwood is a pale yellow to nearly white. Flatsawn surfaces frequently exhibit small brown streaks from the conspicuous resin canals present in the tree. Sugar Pine is the largest of all species of pine, attaining heights of over 200 feet; it’s sheer size, coupled with its thick and massive branches, have lead some botanists to also describe it as the most majestic species of pine as well.


  • Length: 102.5 in
    Width: 38.5 in
    Thickness: 2.5 in
  • We will ship Fed EX or UPS depending on size on the product. I will also personally deliver it depending on the distance. In- person pick up is preferable.