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Upcycled Sycamore

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Project by Cokeley posted 05-08-2014 02:54 AM 1963 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Salvaged a trunk portion of a fallen sycamore from around the corner… Spent some time sanding away the chainsaw marks and finished with a MinWax dark walnut stain and a Cabot Poly… Added some steel casters (she’s heavy!) and voila! A living room side table… Or if company demands, a seat for tired legs…

Had to inlay a butterfly to hopefully slow the crack forming down the “backside”... What an incredibly soft wood sycamore is! Made chiseling out that inlay so easy! Inlay is 3/4” maple…

-- The seeds of doubt need neither sun nor water to flourish, but if they do, cut'em down and make a bench out of 'em.





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#1 posted 05-08-2014 03:18 AM

maximum recycle!!!!....great job!

-- regards, cyclops4069

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#2 posted 05-08-2014 03:44 AM

You made a log ;-)

-- Jeff NJ

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Cokeley

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#3 posted 05-08-2014 03:56 AM

Ha! Excellent, Jeff…

‘Tis a special log though… Catch the face in image 3? Remind you of anyone? ;)

-- The seeds of doubt need neither sun nor water to flourish, but if they do, cut'em down and make a bench out of 'em.

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#4 posted 05-08-2014 04:22 AM

It’s Abe Vigoda! FISH!

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#5 posted 05-08-2014 05:45 AM

Very Nice Indeed! Thanks For Posting!

-- Hope Everyone Is Doing Well! .... Best Regards: Rick

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#6 posted 05-08-2014 06:01 AM

Looks great…..i am in the process of making exactly the same thing for extra seating in the patio, using logs from the tree that was taken down from our backyard.

Still got a lot of work to do on them and I was thinking to putting 3 casters 300lbs capacity each from Harbor Freight.

What casters did you use?

-- VSKGAMING

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#7 posted 05-08-2014 07:50 AM

Looks like a really nice job

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#8 posted 05-08-2014 07:52 AM

That is really cool. Great job

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#9 posted 05-08-2014 01:04 PM

Looks great

-- If I can't make it, I probably don't need it.

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#10 posted 05-08-2014 02:35 PM

Hi VSKGAMING,

I used these: http://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt-2-in-Steel-Swivel-Caster-4041245EB/203672166?N=5yc1vZc29f

I’d recommend 4… I tried 3 and the weight was too unbalanced and tipped easily… 4 placed at the outermost edges stabilized the entire log to the point where it safely serves as a seat even when the user leans over or forward to get up…

Thanks for the compliments, all! This community is awesome!

-- The seeds of doubt need neither sun nor water to flourish, but if they do, cut'em down and make a bench out of 'em.

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vskgaming

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#11 posted 05-09-2014 02:24 AM

Cool, will use 4 casters when the time comes :)

Thank you for the reply Cokeley.

-- VSKGAMING

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