Wash Cabinet

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This is a wash cabinet hat I made a couple of years ago.
The wood , I believe to be cedar,came from a log that protuded from the river bank near our home.
My children used to stand on it to fish. After it became loose I pulled it out with my 4×4 from about 5 feet down in the mud.Two years of drying and sawings yielded this beautifully coloured wood.The gray is the same colour as mud that it was in and go completly through the log.No colour was add to this piece only a clear lacquer.

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#1 posted 1935 days ago

Really like the way you designed the towel racks!

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

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#2 posted 1935 days ago

Very nice project…. The wood is awesome…


-- Happy and safe woodworking,

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#3 posted 1935 days ago

I think that you were able to use wood that had a place in the family history is great! This is one of those items that has a reason to become a true heirloom. Keep up the great work.

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

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#4 posted 1935 days ago

It looks like it came right out of your fantasy cabin in the woods. So cool

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 1935 days ago

I have to agree – the towel racks are my favorite part – The beautiful design on the front catches the eye but the towel racks pull the eye up to see a very complete and clean design.

-- There are many tempting parking places on the road to success

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#6 posted 1935 days ago

I have caught perch, bass and pumpkin seed off that very log. Great posting Dad!

-- "Safe woodworking isn't just about avoiding injury, it is also about avoiding extinction." CKG

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#7 posted 1935 days ago

Very nice log. I like the design!

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#8 posted 1934 days ago

Wow, great design. Love the towel rack too. Great job on that, thanks for sharing.

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

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#9 posted 1716 days ago

Great project, all the different shapes combine to make it simple and yet very outstanding, great use of angles.
the carvings on the doors make me keep seeing different shapes, wish you had a larger picture of the doors.
Thank you for making us envious.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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