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Project by Monte Pittman posted 07-20-2014 05:24 PM 1160 views 2 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I probably try to hard for names for my projects.

My neighbor has a stack of oak logs that were cut down about 5 years ago. He gave them to me because they were just going to rot and be wasted. Much of it he said wasn’t fit for firewood. Sliced up a bunch of it an decided to include it in my collection of trunks I am building. It’s 44” wide, 20” deep and 20” tall. Lined with aromatic red cedar. This is one of the few with a live edge on the lid (couldn’t resist). Finished with about a dozen coats of home brew wipe on poly. It’s also really heavy. I cut my wood so that it’s 1” thick after planing.

Thanks for reading and all comments are welcome

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





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TZH

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#1 posted 07-20-2014 05:29 PM

What a score…..what craftsmanship!

Thanks for sharing.

TZH

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DocSavage45

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#2 posted 07-20-2014 05:34 PM

Like the live edge top!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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DIYaholic

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#3 posted 07-20-2014 05:42 PM

Nice looking pile of fire wood!!!
Should turn a handsome profit, once it sells….
And it WILL surely sell!!!

I can’t believe this isn’t “Top 3” yet!!! ;^)

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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Spoontaneous

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#4 posted 07-20-2014 05:59 PM

The live edge bumps up the price by $50. But that’s OAK-ay. Heavy duty trunk.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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Don Broussard

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#5 posted 07-20-2014 06:02 PM

Another fine creation by Monte! The finish and the live edge are really sharp-looking. Nice work, Monte.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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bowtie

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#6 posted 07-20-2014 06:24 PM

very nice Monte, like the live edge on this one.

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru.... cccedar.com

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lightcs1776

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#7 posted 07-20-2014 06:58 PM

Wish I had wood that wasn’t fit for firewood. Looks great. I’m not one for live edge, but without the bark it looks spectacular.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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Greg..the Cajun Wood Artist

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#8 posted 07-20-2014 07:03 PM

Great trunk Monte…the oak looks fantastic and looks a thousand times better than if it were made from new lumberyard oak.

-- Each step of every Wood Art project I design and build is considered my masterpiece… because I want the finished product to reflect the quality and creativeness of my work

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#9 posted 07-20-2014 07:23 PM

looks great

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#10 posted 07-20-2014 09:01 PM

Beautiful, Monte! How do you fasten the lid cleats?

-- God bless, Candy

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#11 posted 07-20-2014 09:16 PM

really beautiful wood, glad you were able to save it and make a great project.

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Roger

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#12 posted 07-20-2014 10:02 PM

A wonderful chest Monte.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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HillbillyShooter

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#13 posted 07-20-2014 11:05 PM

Nicely done on a very nice oak score.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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gfadvm

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#14 posted 07-21-2014 12:05 AM

Very cool grain on that top/front board! The chest looks great and I can only imagine what it weighs. Is there a reason for using 1” stock? You’re sawing it 5/4? Is the wipe on poly oil or water based? Sorry for all the questions but I’m still learning.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Monte Pittman

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#15 posted 07-21-2014 12:09 AM

Personal choice, I like 1” better than 3\4”. It’s self mixed wipe on poly (oil based).

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

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