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Project by Monte Pittman posted 08-09-2016 03:56 AM 1380 views 2 times favorited 37 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A new adventure into Contemporary Rustic furniture. A metal worker friend has wanted to work on some of these projects with me. We finally got started. Polished steel base. The top is Hackberry in the center and elm on the outside. It has breadboard ends. Sprayed lacquer finish.

Thanks for reading and all comments and suggestions are welcome

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

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#1 posted 08-09-2016 04:02 AM

Monte ,

I love the visual movement! Interesting choice in edge joining. Allows for expansion and contraction.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#2 posted 08-09-2016 04:03 AM

that awesome ,beautiful wood

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#3 posted 08-09-2016 04:04 AM

Turned out great Monte, I like it !!

-- Mark -- Really we're not crazy, just "Limited Editions" -- --

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#4 posted 08-09-2016 04:16 AM

The center board is amazing.

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#5 posted 08-09-2016 04:28 AM

Nice change of pace—looks great!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#6 posted 08-09-2016 04:50 AM

Looks very good!

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#7 posted 08-09-2016 05:24 AM

No suggestion, just awe of beauty of this piece!
It reminds me of a changing sky, in the midwest, from clear to stormy or stormy to clear, with swirling clouds.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#8 posted 08-09-2016 10:09 AM

Sharp looking table.

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

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#9 posted 08-09-2016 10:27 AM

Absolutely gorgeous, Monte. Top three well deserved.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#10 posted 08-09-2016 11:04 AM

Monte that looks great, I was suspect about the idea of you running a perimeter around the slab but you did it a solid! How much epoxy did it end up requiring?

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#11 posted 08-09-2016 11:58 AM

Great combination of materials, the Hackberry center really makes it POP.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#12 posted 08-09-2016 12:27 PM

This team work looks very promising. Great looking lumber.

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

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#13 posted 08-09-2016 12:43 PM

I like it all Monte. You made the right choices.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#14 posted 08-09-2016 12:50 PM

My favorite to date!

Glad to see that you’re thinking outside of the box.

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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#15 posted 08-09-2016 01:22 PM

Looks good. You picked the right pieces for the frame really sets off the hackberry.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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