Butcher's table

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Project by Willy Cordero posted 04-24-2016 11:09 PM 508 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project started back in November 2015, when I was visiting a sawmill out in Santa Barbara do Para, Brasil, and I found in the “junk pile” the piece that would be the top of the table.

When I picked up, I had no clue, what i was going to use it for, but i just could not leave it there.

I believe the top is Andiroba (Carapa guianensis) and the rest of the wood is Tigerwood. Please be aware that this Tigerwood is picked up also from a pile of wood that has been exposed to rain and sun for about 3 months and is being reprocessed to make stickers. I second quality, with some stains and sap, but still is very solid and looks good.

I am using tung oil on the finist, and still have to apply a bit more.

-- Willy, Costa Rica/Brasil

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#1 posted 04-25-2016 02:28 PM

Good looking table, great save and better repurpose.

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - Your imagination is your only holdup

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#2 posted 04-25-2016 05:18 PM

This is a very nice and practical butcher’s bench.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#3 posted 04-26-2016 03:08 AM

Beautiful table out of some beautiful junk pile wood.

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#4 posted 04-26-2016 01:10 PM

i appreciate your comments very much

-- Willy, Costa Rica/Brasil

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