cleaning out my scrap bins #3: another rustic table

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Blog entry by hobby1 posted 08-09-2014 10:33 PM 1593 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Auction #2 Part 3 of cleaning out my scrap bins series Part 4: a quick build for a rustic wall decoration. »

Here is another quick tree branch table I threw together friday, to get ready for next weeks auction.

The rustic stool I showed in the last segment sold for $22, I’m pleased with that, seeing it was all scrap that would have gone in the garbage can.

It seems that my rustic line of projects sell better than my fine woodworking projects.

Here I used two branches screwed together, then I took my dremel and carved in the features on the bottom of the right side branch to give it that gnarly look as it goes up the middle, as well as some spiral grooves on the small branches, the base was dremeled out after gluing on some scrap triangles front and back, and a big block cut into a rectangular octogon, was used to hold a 3/4” dowel to couple the branch system to the main base.

have fun in the shop

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#1 posted 08-10-2014 12:02 PM

Very Nice. I can see why this type of furniture would sell so well. These rustic pieces do have a lot of charm and they are more artistic than more rectangular pieces. Great work on this one.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 08-10-2014 04:00 PM

Hi Mike, thanks,

In building these pieces, everything is done in a “on the fly fashion”.

I have a general idea of the final shape, but the individual details are not planned out, there just added spontaneously as the project progresses.

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