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Project by dreadhead posted 05-09-2009 09:03 PM 2370 views 5 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first post on lumber jocks

This is a little 16 inch square side table I made recently. I wanted to go industrial, so i picked up a 3 inch structural I beam, and started playing with designs. The corners are mitered and welded beams, and the corners are connected by pieces of cherry. It was a pain getting it all to fit together nicely. The top is half inch window glass, that was sandblasted with brick pattern, to go-along with the structural feel. The grout of the bricks is blasted underneath and some bricks were blasted on top, to give it dimension when you stand over it. The metal is finished with an iron oxide and liver of sulfur patina, and waxed. the cherry is finished with a polyacrylic clear.

Thanks,
Marco

-- - Marco





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miles125

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#1 posted 05-09-2009 11:24 PM

You should see what i built at 18. Ummm..A cinder block with a piece of plywood on it..Lol. You’re starting out great young man. Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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WhiskeyWaters

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#2 posted 05-10-2009 01:26 AM

Cinderblocks?

Hell, I used killed wine jugs…

Great looking piece.

-- make it safe & keep the rubber side down.

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Don K.

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#3 posted 05-10-2009 01:41 AM

Heck..milk cartons for me, and bed sheets on the windows lol. Man great piece….very interesting style. If you don’t mind me asking, what led to this design ? seen something like it, just came up with it ??

AT first glance I thought “Thats different but nice” But the more I look at it, the more interesting I find it.

-- Don S.E. OK

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#4 posted 05-10-2009 03:11 AM

Uniquely unique

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#5 posted 05-10-2009 03:16 AM

Very cool, and way to use your brain, very unique.

-- Dan Wiggins

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cabinetmaster

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#6 posted 05-10-2009 04:02 AM

Cool. Looks very functional. I’m like Don. What made you come up with this idea?

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#7 posted 05-10-2009 04:28 AM

Well done design and execution. I will keep the top and bottom etching idea for future projects. The bolt heads blend into the design so well you almost don’t realize what they are until you look closer.

-- Behind the Bark is a lot of Heartwood----Charles, Centennial, CO

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dreadhead

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#8 posted 05-10-2009 04:40 AM

Thanks for all the good comments. As far as the idea behind it… I go to school in Detroit, and between classes I find myself exploring the city as much as I can, soaking up everything i see. It has made my style much more industrial. seeing so many structures decaying, led me to want to create something that shines light on the beauty of these structures, and the way nature works around them. I come from a family of italian masons, so the bricks on the glass represent a solid foundation as well as some family history.

-- - Marco

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cabinetmaster

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#9 posted 05-10-2009 05:07 AM

Interesting. I like that you take in the detail and make your mind see things that most of us would not see. Good luck in your future endeavors.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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Don K.

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#10 posted 05-10-2009 05:12 AM

dreadhead,
Thanks for the reply. You young man have a bright future ahead of you. Now knowing your inspiration, I like how you have taken the old and decayed/new and bright and your own heritage and made a truly unique piece.

-- Don S.E. OK

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toxicoval56

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#11 posted 05-10-2009 06:16 AM

I really like this table. The use of different materials is what makes it great. I try to work with wood and to get other elements involved is impressive.

Great Job!!

-- The view only changes for the leading dog.

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Peter Oxley

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#12 posted 05-10-2009 06:25 AM

Interesting and unique use of materials! Very nice table!

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dreadhead

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#13 posted 05-10-2009 07:38 AM

Thanks everyone

-- - Marco

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#14 posted 05-10-2009 10:48 AM

Thats a clever use of material, hope you keep posting.

-- if the hand is not working it is not a pure hand

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#15 posted 05-10-2009 10:57 PM

looks good … great images

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

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