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Salvaged ceder telegraph/telephone poles are used to produce these pieces.

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Project by GoodwithWood posted 09-29-2016 11:42 AM 2321 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A few examples of furniture I’ve been making from salvage telegraph & telephone poles. Western whit cedar with the occasional lead lead shot in it which is always emphasized, fortunately lead is soft enough that it doesn’t hurt saw or planer blades. the waney edges of the poles are also a cool feature.
The night stands you see with the slide away top are a secret gun stash compartment.

-- "what a ya mean I don't believe in god, I talk to him every day.” Dave Mustiane.





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Durbs75

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#1 posted 09-29-2016 11:49 AM

These are fine examples of using reclaimed lumber from various sources. Great job and the wood looks so awesome!!!

-- Carey Durbin, Marietta GA, http://cdnaturalcreations.weebly.com https://www.facebook.com/CDNaturalCreations/

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benchbuilder

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#2 posted 09-29-2016 04:07 PM

Wow, very nice use of the poles! You ablity to use reclaimed wood to produce things this nice shows your craftsmanship.

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lightweightladylefty

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#3 posted 09-30-2016 02:57 AM

I really like your sliding top. What an easy access!

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#4 posted 09-30-2016 03:29 AM

Ditto to the comments above. Great upcycle of those poles, and the look is awesome. Fine work!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#5 posted 10-01-2016 11:52 AM

Gorgeous wood!

-- Jeff, eastern Wa

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#6 posted 10-01-2016 01:53 PM

looks great nice work

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NormG

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#7 posted 10-01-2016 05:44 PM

Great job, I loved recycled wood to make projects, you just never know what they will look like

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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Bud_3

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#8 posted 10-01-2016 10:21 PM

The diagonal cracks gives good contrast.

-- Personality and character of a man is like wood,must polish it to shine...

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firefighterontheside

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#9 posted 10-01-2016 10:51 PM

Very nice pieces and I love where they come from. I have not heard of a western white cedar. Northern white cedar and Atlantic white cedar and port orford white cedar I have heard of.

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

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GoodwithWood

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#10 posted 10-03-2016 08:09 AM


Very nice pieces and I love where they come from. I have not heard of a western white cedar. Northern white cedar and Atlantic white cedar and port orford white cedar I have heard of.

firefighterontheside
Your skepticism is warranted, western cedar I believe is actually northern Cedar My boss calls it western white cedar and when it comes to soft woods I’m no expert see’n as how 95% of the work I’ve ever done is with hardwoods.

-- "what a ya mean I don't believe in god, I talk to him every day.” Dave Mustiane.

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muesli

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#11 posted 05-26-2017 08:50 PM

Wow, these are really nice pieces of furniture!
Sadly all wooden telephone poles I saw here seem to be pressure treated. Otherwise, some people may have problems with their phone tonight. :D

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