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Project by CJay posted 07-30-2009 11:43 PM 2532 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 07-30-2009 11:59 PM

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

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#2 posted 07-31-2009 12:06 AM

CJ hi is that wenge on the top


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

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#3 posted 07-31-2009 12:37 AM

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 07-31-2009 02:01 AM

Great job on the recycling and very nice design.

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#5 posted 07-31-2009 03:06 AM

Looks great Very nice save.

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

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#6 posted 07-31-2009 09:42 AM

The top, bottom and pulls are stained beech.

-- Chris Boreham, Oxfordshire, UK - -

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#7 posted 07-31-2009 03:27 PM

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 08-02-2009 07:46 AM

Wow this great what a knockout.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#9 posted 08-19-2010 02:43 AM

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 02-21-2011 05:35 PM

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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