LumberJocks

one legged entry table

  • Advertise with us
Project by wouldi posted 01-31-2009 08:57 PM 3472 views 4 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This one-legged entry table is a recycled project. Before the recession hit I had a good resource for reclaimed lumber. A place I formerly worked at took down old barns and turn-of-the-century log homes, and turned them into new log homes and timber framed houses. This is a creation from some of the “cut-offs” that I snatched up. The leg is what I would call old growth red elm which machines wonderfully and carves well too. The top is a chunk of Douglas Fir which I believe was a cut off from a floor joist when floor joists used to be 3-4 inches thick :).... the design is a culmination of many hours of imagining how i could showcase the old holes in the joist, which instead of cutting them out and tossing them I tried to make them a focal point. My intention was to try and make the saw kerfs “point” to the knot.

-- to the endeavor





13 comments so far

View lew's profile

lew

10129 posts in 2478 days


#1 posted 01-31-2009 09:26 PM

Intriguing Piece!

Good Luck in the contest.

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

View MsDebbieP's profile

MsDebbieP

18615 posts in 2883 days


#2 posted 01-31-2009 10:02 PM

this is amazing. I had to look at each picture several times, as i kept getting drawn farther and farther into the design elements and the history. Bravo.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

View mtnwild's profile

mtnwild

3474 posts in 2250 days


#3 posted 01-31-2009 11:00 PM

Very interesting leg attachment. That is very cool. Think you have something there. Nice!!

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

View Todd Thomas 's profile

Todd Thomas

4969 posts in 2171 days


#4 posted 01-31-2009 11:16 PM

very cools …great design and work…job well done!

-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †

View motthunter's profile

motthunter

2141 posts in 2522 days


#5 posted 01-31-2009 11:32 PM

interesting concept and really cool

-- making sawdust....

View wood_wench's profile

wood_wench

89 posts in 2154 days


#6 posted 01-31-2009 11:38 PM

Creative use of recycled “gold” – I doubt anyone else on the forum has access to red elm for their projects. Good luck in the contest!

View Dan'um Style's profile

Dan'um Style

13179 posts in 2706 days


#7 posted 02-01-2009 12:39 AM

a real beauty … hope you enjoyed yourself !

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

View tinnman65's profile

tinnman65

1168 posts in 2137 days


#8 posted 02-01-2009 12:40 AM

Very nice table, I like the design of the leg.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

View scottb's profile

scottb

3648 posts in 3050 days


#9 posted 02-01-2009 12:41 AM

cool. nice design and reuse of some historical lumber…

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

View SCOTSMAN's profile

SCOTSMAN

5533 posts in 2308 days


#10 posted 02-01-2009 12:44 AM

It’s one legged ok. I’m lost here sorry Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

View Dick, & Barb Cain's profile

Dick, & Barb Cain

8693 posts in 3022 days


#11 posted 02-01-2009 01:03 PM

Avery unique object, & quite an imagination.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

View SawdustbyJake's profile

SawdustbyJake

2 posts in 2118 days


#12 posted 02-10-2009 01:44 AM

Hi, I found this site on Facebook. It’s cool to see that there is so much going on out there.
When we go to the doctor for blood work, does he / she check for the sawdust content?

-- Jake, OH, www.sawdustbyjake.com

View Sonny's profile

Sonny

311 posts in 2576 days


#13 posted 05-23-2010 07:55 AM

awesome piece!!........creative,original…..excellent

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase