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Top of spalted magnolia. Legs of water oak cut from my back yard. The butterfly patch, made of oak for contrast, fortifies a slight crack in the stool top.
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#1 posted 08-22-2014 02:04 PM
Looks great. How did that magnolia work. We have a lot down in Texas, mostly yard trees, and I have always wondered how it worked and if it was worth trying out.
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#2 posted 08-22-2014 02:52 PM
Nicely done. I’ve never seen magnolia used in furniture before, and it is absolutely stunning.
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#3 posted 08-22-2014 11:55 PM
Love the butterfly-joint detail, spalted look and finish, looks very warm.
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#4 posted 08-23-2014 12:06 PM
Oyster: The magnolia worked soft like white pine. But I think that’s because it was spalted, beginning stages of rot. I have another small log of it thats not spalted. It’s dry but still quite heavy, feels dense and seems like it’s gonna be harder when I work it. I’m looking forward to getting into it.
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