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Project by CJay posted 1826 days ago 2063 views 14 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My neighbour is moving house, and has been cleaning out his garage. For some reason he had over 100 beech chair tops (curved pieces that were from the top of the chair back) which he gave to me. It took about a day cutting these down to useable wood. Every part of this was made from that wood, either cut down to thickness or glued into panels (or both).

-- Chris Boreham, Oxfordshire, UK - -

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#1 posted 1826 days ago

What great use for wood that would have gone to waste. Great job

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#2 posted 1826 days ago

CJ hi is that wenge on the top


-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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#3 posted 1826 days ago

Very cool. I’m with CW, great use for the wood. Nice job!

-- 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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#4 posted 1826 days ago

Great job on the recycling and very nice design.

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#5 posted 1826 days ago

Looks great Very nice save.

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#6 posted 1826 days ago

The top, bottom and pulls are stained beech.

-- Chris Boreham, Oxfordshire, UK - -

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#7 posted 1825 days ago

Very clean and attractive look. Love it when wood finds a good new home.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#8 posted 1824 days ago

Wow this great what a knockout.

-- Custom furniture

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#9 posted 1442 days ago

CJay, I saw your remarks about making the gridwork on a mission style lamp. You said that it gave you fits. Try a kerfmaker. There are lots of examples on this site.

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#10 posted 1255 days ago

Nice looking box, clean lines and well made, I like it, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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