Compound Bevel butt joint trays in Red Oak and Wormy Chestnut

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Project by mdennisusa1 posted 08-05-2014 12:35 AM 1525 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just finished these two compound bevel butt joint boxes. Picked up some deer antlers at a flee market recently and thought they’d make some neat handles. Received a lot of positive comments on facebook but my first order as a result of that posting was for one sans deer antlers…lol

The wormy Chestnut was salvaged from a pig pen….which I suspect is why it is so dark due to years of exposure to ammonia. The other box is made from a tree in the red oak family and was literally blown apart when hit by lightening a couple years ago. This is some of what I salvaged.

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#1 posted 08-05-2014 08:25 AM

Great work on the Trays
The framing of the photos is worth complement also.

-- Regards Robert

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#2 posted 08-05-2014 01:14 PM

Those are really striking! I love the antler handles, too. Great touch.

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#3 posted 08-05-2014 01:21 PM

Really like the chestnut piece. I just purchased 400 bd. ft. of it at an estate sale and you have supplied some ideas of how to use it.

-- Roger M, Aiken, SC

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#4 posted 08-05-2014 08:08 PM

Awesome project!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#5 posted 08-06-2014 12:09 AM

Great looking serving trays! Interesting story, by the way, about the pigs and the ammonia…....!

-- Dean

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