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#1 posted 07-12-2009 05:44 AM
Very unique table well done and the cat looks so life like.
-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture
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#2 posted 07-12-2009 05:46 AM
It has certainly held up well.,
-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...
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#3 posted 07-12-2009 07:27 AM
Great save Greg…looks like it was made to be a table…very nice work.
-- Don S.E. OK
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#4 posted 07-12-2009 11:30 AM
Thanks for sharing… really nice… love to see pieces that have been re-purposed.
And, thanks for mentioning the Iroko. I think that is the wood I used to make my first project… . The wood was easy to work, and looked really nice when finished. I wasn’t quite sure what wood it was. Your project shows off the grain and color tones that closely matched it—although your table is much more eloquent… :)
-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...
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#5 posted 07-12-2009 02:31 PM
nice save, great way to reuse a great project.
-- Marty Ohio
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#6 posted 07-12-2009 03:40 PM
Nice rehab! It’s amazing that it survived the submersion as well as it did.
Were you in Lakeview? I was a victim of the “Broussard flooding” in Metairie.
-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"
#7 posted 07-12-2009 04:55 PM
It feels good to be able to save something I built (even if it looks nothing like my original project). I also was able to salvage a solid teak dresser I built in 1975 and a cypress bed I built in 1990 something. However I did loose alot of furniture I built over the years from other woods that warped ant twisted like a pretzel. Makes me appreciate weather resistant woods even more, although I do not plan to build any treated pine furniture.
CharlieM: Yes we were in Lakeview. Had 12 feet of water that did not go down for 3 weeks. Guess that is what happens when you neighborhood and city is below sea level.Moved to Prairieville and found a house with a yard larger than my entire block in Lakeview and it is 22 feet above sea level. Talk about motivation for buying new tools and building a new shop!
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#8 posted 07-12-2009 06:14 PM
Great save and well done.
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#9 posted 07-14-2009 09:27 PM
The Phoenix Table : ) I really like your table resurrection and the joinery between the Walnut and the Oak is awesome !
-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!
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#10 posted 07-14-2009 09:34 PM
Great job and great use of reclaimed wood !
-- John in Belgrave (Website) http://www.extremebirdhouse.com , https://www.facebook.com/groups/extremebirdhouses/
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#11 posted 07-18-2009 11:04 AM
Great salvage job! Excellent joints and beautiful table.
-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.
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