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Book shelf with its own story.

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Project by GersCustomWoodworks posted 08-11-2016 09:18 PM 348 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A true one off piece built from very old cypress. This pecky cypress from the former swamps of Southeast Missouri has had a long life or after life I guess. As told by the client it was part of a barn then a pot belly stove surround and now this little book shelf with a big story. I’m honored to now be a tiny part in that long history. Thank you to the Painton family, founders of Painton, Missouri as I understand it and another part of the history of this piece.
Client had just enough to salvage this little primative piece. I had one board left over that would have required a lot of injected glue to make stable enough to use. The boards I used required some glue injections. She was very generous to trade me that last board as part of my labor. (Personal project to come).
Most wouldn’t know the significance of this coming from the Missouri swamps. For the most part they are completely gone with little to no trace. They were drained and turned into very fertile farm land many years ago.

-- Jeff, Missouri, http://www.facebook.com/gerscustomwoodworks





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#1 posted 08-11-2016 09:22 PM

Yes I know the photos are sideways. All of them were taken the same way with an iPhone6.
I don’t understand why this happens. I’ve been told it’s the camera orientation but I do not see how if all are taken the same.

-- Jeff, Missouri, http://www.facebook.com/gerscustomwoodworks

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#2 posted 08-11-2016 11:08 PM

I like it! The look is great and the story only makes it better! Something with that much of a history/story behind it needs to keep on moving down the line. Look forward to your post on what you do with the last board!

-- VR, Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

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#3 posted 08-11-2016 11:48 PM

Nice job!

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#4 posted 08-14-2016 08:37 PM

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#5 posted 08-14-2016 08:37 PM

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#6 posted 08-14-2016 08:39 PM

I may add some hanging mason jars on it. But I hate to cover up the wood.
And I give up on this photo orientation stuff!

-- Jeff, Missouri, http://www.facebook.com/gerscustomwoodworks

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