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Project by PhillipRCW posted 08-25-2015 03:15 PM 1368 views 6 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Pretty simple project, but I really wanted to do something a little different from the norm. I did just one layer of a poly-acrylic so I didn’t mask the coloring of the wood much. It turned out quite a bit better than I expected. The wife put a stop to all projects until I make her one too.

-- Phillip- Measure twice, cut onc.... Hey look, it's rustic.





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majuvla

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#1 posted 08-25-2015 04:11 PM

Awesome project. This live edge looks incredibly good.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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luv2wheels

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#2 posted 08-25-2015 04:26 PM

Yes, a little different is what always catches my eye and I find desirable.
Thanks for sharing!

-- too old to rock & roll......

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CharlesA

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#3 posted 08-25-2015 04:35 PM

Very nice. Can you say a bit about the construction?

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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PhillipRCW

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#4 posted 08-25-2015 06:09 PM

Charles, sorry I forgot to put it. I used my dado blade to cut out a recess in the back for the mirror, then I adjusted the depth a little lower to cut the next dado to the outside of the mirror. I then installed wooden braces made from the same wood to hold everything together. This construction style may have to change a little bit as the size increases.

-- Phillip- Measure twice, cut onc.... Hey look, it's rustic.

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CharlesA

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#5 posted 08-25-2015 06:40 PM

Thanks, Phillip. I’m not sure I totally understand yet. Is this two pieces of live edge wood held together with braces?

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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PhillipRCW

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#6 posted 08-25-2015 08:15 PM

It is held together in the back by three 1/2” x 2” pieces of elm. Basically like slats.

-- Phillip- Measure twice, cut onc.... Hey look, it's rustic.

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LazyBear

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#7 posted 08-25-2015 09:00 PM

Very nice, rustic but contemporary.

-- Todd Franek, http://www.facebook.com/lazybearrustics

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PhillipRCW

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#8 posted 08-25-2015 09:10 PM

LazyBear, that’s what I liked about it. I’m more of a modern kind of person in designs, but my wife loves rustic. It was a nice compromise for both of us.

-- Phillip- Measure twice, cut onc.... Hey look, it's rustic.

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#9 posted 08-28-2015 12:18 AM

Very nice.love the live edge!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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TObenhuber

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#10 posted 09-01-2015 03:44 PM

“The wife put a stop to all projects until I make her one too.” Exactly why I had to try and sell something. Now I have a few extra buck to do what I want.

I like the wood choice. Tough to find that in the construction lumber bins at the box stores. ;)

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