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Project by degoose posted 1857 days ago 1836 views 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Need a little extra bench space in the kitchen.. cover the top of the stove.[cook top]
I made this for a friend .. used some left over merbau/kwila decking.
Obviously it needs to be removed to use the cook top. LOL. Over 18” square.
Glue used was Titebond III. It works well. Oil finish so it is food safe.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...





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moshel

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#1 posted 1857 days ago

hmmmmmm…. I thought that this kind of thing is a no no. the wood movement will tear it apart in no time…
although in your part of the world winter and summer are almost the same.
here even the David like boards that had vertical and horizontals checked very fast, and they were small…
I would also make it raised above the elements somehow, so that even if they are still hot it will not catch fire.

-- The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep...

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patron

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#2 posted 1857 days ago

gosh larry ,
looks like a stroll thru 101
for you .
rip , crosscut , glue .
ah , yes ,
those were the days …......

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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degoose

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#3 posted 1857 days ago

I have not had any trouble here with the movement,[the timber is very stable]., or lucky I guess. also lucky that in the dead of winter I wear shorts and t-shirt and jandals. lol
She did not want feet or any thing,, just a plain board,.,
yes David a small step for me a giant leap for mankind LOL

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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patron

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#4 posted 1857 days ago

makes sense ,where the weather is so variable ,
the woods move accordingly .
here in new mexico the wood of use is pine ” vigas ”,
tree trunks as visible rafters ,
tool of choice , chain saw .
everything else is covered in cement plaster !
the exposed wood cracks and checks ,
adding to it’s ” natural ” appeal .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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ellen35

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#5 posted 1857 days ago

and what are they sitting on in your shop????

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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patron

13018 posts in 1974 days


#6 posted 1857 days ago

ellen ,
i think that is the wood in the stove top,
just lift off the counter ,
and light !
they have so much exotic wood down under ,
that they have to burn it .
to make room for more projects ! :-)

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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jockmike2

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#7 posted 1857 days ago

beautiful wood, you are lucky to have so many wonderfully colored woods.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Kent Shepherd

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#8 posted 1857 days ago

What’s up with the straight lines, Larry?
I didn’t know you had it in you—-LOL

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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bowyer

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#9 posted 1856 days ago

Simple, well built and nice wood. What more do you need!! Though all those straight cuts must have been a shock to the system!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rick

-- If at first you don't succeed...Don't try skydiving

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matt garcia

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#10 posted 1856 days ago

Yeah, straight pieces of wood, what’s up with that???

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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a1Jim

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#11 posted 1856 days ago

A good Wood for this use would be Ipe it has fire rating as high as it gets. Good job Larry.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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degoose

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#12 posted 1856 days ago

Sorry if I threw you all a curved ball.. didn’t see that coming did ya?

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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moshel

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#13 posted 1856 days ago

wait a minute! you mean these are straight cuts???? I was sure this was an optical illusion and when you zoom in you get a fractal dimension of curves!

-- The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep...

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Beginningwoodworker

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#14 posted 1856 days ago

Looks nice Larry.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Dusty56

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#15 posted 1850 days ago

Ahhh , finally a picture of an Aussie “wood stove” : )
You certainly got the joints tight on this model , Larry . If I tried that up here in Massachusetts , the board would self destuct in no time due to the minute by minute climate changes …LOL

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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