2x4 Magic

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Project by Dynamike posted 11-04-2015 04:08 AM 1849 views 5 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Customer requested light wood and didn’t want to spend a lot. OK, 18 8foot construction grade 2×4s later this is what she got. I didn’t want to spend a lot either. I do like how it turned out though. I had to split about a dozen of those studs and managed a pretty nice book match on all sides.

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#1 posted 11-04-2015 09:22 AM

I have to sat for 2×4 lumber you killer it. Goes to show ya what can be accomplished w/o breaking the bank. The book matching really sets it off.. Well done!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 11-04-2015 02:59 PM

I absolutely agree that the grain selection and bookmatching make this piece a standout. Great job!

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#3 posted 11-04-2015 04:27 PM

Good design, and a great example of what can be done with simple construction grade lumber!

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#4 posted 11-04-2015 05:11 PM

From 2X4s … Who’da thunk it?
Looks fantastic !

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#5 posted 11-04-2015 05:32 PM

Nice work. A little brainwork goes a long way.

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#6 posted 11-30-2015 06:45 AM

Never seen, nor even thought about book-matched 2×4’s! great idea and a terrific execution. Now don’t go hanging any coats on those hooks and cover up the beautiful work!

-- Skip, Forestville, CA,

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