cleaning out my scrap bins #6: tree branch magazine racks and table and shelf

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Blog entry by hobby1 posted 10-01-2014 10:49 PM 1618 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 5: more tree branch projects Part 6 of cleaning out my scrap bins series Part 7: tree branch, picture easel / music stand. »

Hi guys, here are some more tree branch items.

This is a rustic shelf, around 36” long.

with the top thinner section of the branch bent down enough to make good contact with the lower section, then glued and pin nailed together, then fitted into its hanging block

while the other side is doweled into its hanging block.

the shelf portion itself is doweld into the lower branch at the center, where it makes contact, while both ends are connected with some wooden brackets, cut and shaped to fit close to the contour of the branches.

then the shelf is made up of some 3/4” by 1” wide scrap material doweled together

the front and sides of the shelf is contoured with my dremel, to give the roughing look to it.
then the branch itself is carved into with my dremel using a ball cutter, to form the spirals.

Then the next project is this table,

it is one main branch that forms a “Y” figure, then I fitted and doweled the third center branch into it, it was one branch that I cut into two pieces, then doweld them into the main branch ontop and bottom.

here is the bottom section, with body filler and grinding to contour it into the main branch.

and the top section,

here is the view of the combination from the back side.

and the top fastened to the three,

the top is one piece of 1/2” plywood that I used my grinder and dremel to give a natural edge effect.
and the spirals on the branch were done with my dremel and a round nose burr.

the next branch system had some nice shape to it, to allow for some depth, I chose to use this to make this table into a magazine rack as well.

the top of this is also plywood sheathing, free formed and given a natural edge treatment.
the base was worked on using my dremel.

the magazine rack was made, and given a rustic treatment as well.

and another side view

and another magazine rack with a bigger thicker branch, I used my grinder for all the rustic work including the spirals on the branch.

the base is made from some 2×6 material.

some more views,

have fun in the shop.

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Kaleb the Swede

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#1 posted 10-02-2014 10:45 AM

Wow! These are really neat. Thanks for sharing that. I could see those really selling well if you decided to sell them

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#2 posted 10-02-2014 03:24 PM

Kaleb, thankyou for the nice complement.

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#3 posted 10-03-2014 09:00 AM

Love this stuff, especially the table. your work to keep everything looking rustic/natural has been done extremely well. Great work!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 10-03-2014 12:55 PM

Mike, thankyou for the nice complement.

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