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Project by Monte Pittman posted 08-20-2014 07:15 PM 1669 views 1 time favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was started about 4 months ago with the idea that it would be finished before the fair. Just finished on the 5th day of the fair. It’s 42 inches tall, 48 inches wide and 20 inches deep. Made of Beetle Kill Pine. Finish is several coats of Polyurethane.

Thanks for reading and all comments are welcome

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

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#1 posted 08-20-2014 07:36 PM

I was in Austin a few years ago, and I was impressed with all the big, ballsy, WESTERN furniture in the showrooms.

I think you nailed it, Monte !!!

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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#2 posted 08-20-2014 07:39 PM

That is sharp Monte! I like it!

-- Sam Hamory - The project is never finished until its "Finished"!

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#3 posted 08-20-2014 07:44 PM

Monte…that is a great entertainment center. You always get the right amount of live edge to get the “look” but still show off the beetle kill pine. If the beetles could see this they would start charging you a royalty fee.

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#4 posted 08-20-2014 07:49 PM

That looks great. Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#5 posted 08-20-2014 08:23 PM


-- Ted, TX or PA

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#6 posted 08-20-2014 08:27 PM

Super! Did it include any hidden compartments, like under the lower floor unit? The addition could certainly add an interesting feature.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343

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#7 posted 08-20-2014 08:28 PM

Very nice. Surprised you still have it

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#8 posted 08-20-2014 08:40 PM

monte, this is just gorgeous, i love the live edge and the wood itself is so beautiful, i think you did a fantastic job, as to the finish, it will make or break this, i hope its nice and smooth, people will want to touch it, and its when they do that, if they feel smooth, someone will buy it, but if they feel rough, you might want to go over it and smooth it out…but i love it…

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

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#9 posted 08-20-2014 09:02 PM

Love it. It takes a special eye to recognize the inherent beauty and the possibilities of wood. You have it. This is a fantastic piece and the planning and execution are flawless. (from the pics) Well done Monte!

Oh yeah, I wanted to ask, do you ever sleep?

-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana

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#10 posted 08-20-2014 09:48 PM

This is one of my favorites of all your furniture! Something about the proportions just really appeals to me. Not to mention the cool BKP and the live edges.

Did you finish this at the Fair?

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

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#11 posted 08-20-2014 10:13 PM

Whatever gets put on top of that needs to be transparent. It’d be criminal to hide that BKP! Thanks for sharing, Monte.

-- God bless, Candy

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#12 posted 08-20-2014 10:50 PM

This piece reminds of of the furniture that Jack Hanna, famous director of the Columbus Zoo, has in his home in Montana. He had a lot of locally crafted pieces in his humble log cabin as these photos show!

Exceptional work Monte!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#13 posted 08-20-2014 10:54 PM

The beetles may have killed the pine….
You sir, killed the design!!!

-- 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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#14 posted 08-20-2014 11:35 PM

I absolutely love rustic pieces. This is stunning!

-- "Show respect even to people who don’t deserve it, not as a reflection of their character, but as a reflection of yours."

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#15 posted 08-20-2014 11:47 PM

great job Monte, this was worth the wait.

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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