Night Stand and Lamp

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Project by George posted 08-31-2009 03:01 PM 3750 views 33 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Solid Pine Rustic night stand, doors have some rusted tin from an old barn roof, knobs on the doors from old rusted railroad spikes. Lamp was just a couple of pieces of firewood that i was splitting and thought would be nicer as a lamp.

This design with leaving the saw marks and rust is becoming my style of choice for the time being, not for everyone but its what tickles me today.. anyone interested in rusty hardware just walk along the railroad there is plenty of rusty objects that can be repurposed as hardware.

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#1 posted 08-31-2009 03:57 PM

fantastic cabinet,I like the use of tin for the doors & spikes for the handles but for me its the sweeping marks of the sawblade on the sides that make this a winner!!!

-- "Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible." ~ Frank Zappa

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#2 posted 08-31-2009 04:11 PM

The saw marks are brilliant. This make me think of an antique Asian piece. You have taken your own style and technique and with very little hardware made something that seems to scream TANSU! Great Job.

-- Wipe the blood stains from your blade before coming in.--

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#3 posted 08-31-2009 04:12 PM

Ahhh, pine that looks good! Great job!

-- James -

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#4 posted 08-31-2009 04:16 PM

WOW! This is a great design. I love the saw marks! what are the panels made of? It almost looks like you stained the wood then sanded and stained again, but I think it is just the natural color of the saw lines. Which gives it great contrast. The Bat and Board on my house has heavy Circle saw marks I had the sawyer actually knock a couple of theeth out of line on purpose for a more dramactic effect, I love it.

-- There's many a slip betwixt a cup and a lip.--Scott

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#5 posted 08-31-2009 04:19 PM

I’m a big fan of authentic saw marks. They tell a story about the history of the wood.

The slight angles gives this design an organic feel and shows an Asian influence, or at least a respect for the wood as it is. The hardware is not overdone and adds real eye appeal.

I, too, see a tansu-like look for this piece.


-- 温故知新

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#6 posted 08-31-2009 06:12 PM

I love it. Especially the railroad spike knobs. Very creative and great use of old materials.


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#7 posted 09-01-2009 07:05 AM

as always, beautiful.

-- "Preach the gospel always. If necessary use words" -St Francis of Assisi

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#8 posted 09-01-2009 07:07 AM

cool rustic looks great

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#9 posted 09-01-2009 07:53 AM

Great job on the rustic! I know some shops around here that would buy those as fast as you could make them!

-- Craig, Springfield Ohio

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#10 posted 09-01-2009 02:22 PM

Very nice! It kind of has a little Green & green style mix into it. Great job.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#11 posted 09-01-2009 07:48 PM

I love the saw marks. Especially the circular saw marks in that wide panel… you don’t see that very often.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#12 posted 09-02-2009 04:28 AM

Nice use of recycled materials.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#13 posted 10-25-2009 12:32 PM

Fantastic look. What did you use for the finish?

-- Dave, Ohio,

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#14 posted 09-05-2011 09:58 PM

The most beautiful things I’ve ever seen here … Seriously, I love them!

-- Silviu, Romania,

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#15 posted 10-02-2011 03:28 AM

I really like that pc. What did you do with all your spare time from not sanding the project?

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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