one legged entry table

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Project by wouldi posted 01-31-2009 08:57 PM 4242 views 5 times favorited 14 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

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

Intriguing Piece!

Good Luck in the contest.


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

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#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 (

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#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.

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#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! †

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

interesting concept and really cool

-- making sawdust....

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#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!

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

a real beauty … hope you enjoyed yourself !

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

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#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

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#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 -- --

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#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

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#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.

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#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,

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

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

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#14 posted 03-10-2015 05:24 PM

I really dig this design the way the leg peels off very kewl

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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