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Project by Monte Pittman posted 01-04-2016 12:39 AM 1112 views 0 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

All Beetle Kill Pine. The vanity base is 48” wide, 31” tall and 21” deep. The dresser is 48” tall, 36” wide and 18” deep. The entertainment center is 62” tall, 48” wide and 21” deep.

Thanks for reading and all comments and suggestions are welcome.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#1 posted 01-04-2016 12:53 AM

I see the Pittsticks Factory didn’t take a break for the holidays. I like the entertainment center the best but the whole set is cool. Hope you got paid enough!!!!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#2 posted 01-04-2016 12:56 AM

Those look great. Love the entertainment center. Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#3 posted 01-04-2016 01:03 AM

Great looking trifecta!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#4 posted 01-04-2016 01:06 AM

HI. They look good Monte. Like the horse touch.

I have a question on the Beetle Kill Pine. I don’t have this wood here. When I look at this wood in your projects, I see the blue color which I take to be mould in the timber. Is this correct? If so, do you treat it to stope it spreading?

Thanks and keep posting these natural-live edge pieces as I like them.

-- George Coles,

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#5 posted 01-04-2016 01:16 AM

Another big ole slab of awesome Monte….well done sir!!!

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#6 posted 01-04-2016 01:38 AM

Monte Monte Monte… WowWowWowZa!! You are a machine man. Gr8 builds.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#7 posted 01-04-2016 02:42 AM

Roger’s right on! Monte, great that your goin strong! You’re gonna have to cut up some more of that truckload of trees.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#8 posted 01-04-2016 02:52 AM

Real nice set. I like the horse handles.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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Monte Pittman

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#9 posted 01-04-2016 03:12 AM

The blue is not mold. It’s a fungus that plugs the sapwood so it can’t carry water and kills the tree. Harmless to humans. It’s the o,good thing that the beetles accomplished, giving more character to pine.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#10 posted 01-04-2016 03:25 AM

If that blue pine fungus is like the fungus that causes spalting, it dies as the wood dries and is long dead when the wood reaches a workable moisture content.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#11 posted 01-04-2016 12:50 PM

Nice job all the way around. All three look like they will last the test of times.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#12 posted 01-04-2016 02:13 PM

Great work, as usual, Monte!

-- God bless, Candy

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#13 posted 01-04-2016 02:33 PM

Great job, Monte… we’ve come to expect from you.

We live in an area where beetle kill pine is pretty common. In fact, further up in the mountains around some of the more famous ski resorts, entire forests have been decimated. Every time we drive by those forests, I drool a little bit down my chin, but, because so much of it is in areas that are more difficult for these old bones to go into, I end up letting those younger whipper snappers do what little harvesting even makes a dent in the overall size of this form of deforestation.

I did get some pine beetle kill trees off our own property when we were doing fire mitigation, but now those trees come few and far between because we’ve effectively eliminated the pine beetle from our personal property (just wish everyone did this).


-- Where The Spirit In Wood Lives On

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#14 posted 01-04-2016 07:01 PM

that beetle kill is killer man no pun intended wish i could could get some around my area.i love the rustic look of the wood and the way you built these pieces with the natural edge all around great job.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#15 posted 01-04-2016 08:28 PM

Out by golly standing, as usual. Pittsticks rocks.

-- Still trying to master kindling making

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