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PINE , IT'S WHATS FOR DINNER !

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Project by patron posted 02-18-2010 10:54 PM 3401 views 10 times favorited 62 comments Add to Favorites Watch

a couple off years ago ,
i was invited to do a gallery showing ,
having never sold anything in one ever ,
i quit thinking about some new way to captivate .

i looked around my house ,
and figured what do i need ,
that i don’t have to store later ,
or give away .
i didn’t have a dinning room table or any chairs !
( or any money to buy wood either ,
building a house costs ) .
i did however have some ’ distressed ’ and 10 year old
2×10’s out in the yard ,cracked , warped and gray .
and i had 1 week to the opening !
viola ! southwestern style table and chairs .
i had never made a dining chair before ,
so it was a real challenge . all mortise and tenon
( with some screws and plug for kicks ).
the top is tile , nice for hot pans , and the finish is poly , hand brushed .
i’m not real happy with the slant of the backs ,
i had to add some wedges to them ,
made them from 2×4 stock , should have used 2×6 .
and plan to make some new ones someday .
it seats 8 , ( the other chairs are out on the porch ) ,
but as i live alone , nobody has had dinner here but me .
at the show , everyone sat around it and ate guacamole ,
( i don’t even know if they new it was for sale ) .
i brought it home , and it’s nice not to sit on the edge of the bed ,
and eat !
thanks for looking .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle





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savannah505

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#1 posted 02-18-2010 10:56 PM

It looks good to me. Nice work.

-- Dan Wiggins

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SCOTSMAN

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#2 posted 02-18-2010 10:59 PM

Well done my Brother David your still a genius.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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ellen35

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#3 posted 02-18-2010 11:01 PM

Great work, David.
The best pieces are the ones we consider too valuable to sell!
That is one nice dining set!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#4 posted 02-18-2010 11:02 PM

nice job david…i see that two of the chairs are padded..is that so you can move from one to the other and have a conversation …maybe with yourself…i hope you dont argue much…and who wins…you or yourself…lol…but i like the tile idea…dont have to put pot holders down or trivets…thanks for showing…grizzman

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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patron

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#5 posted 02-18-2010 11:08 PM

i stopped by the dump earlier ,
and heard that my firewood guy ,
had told a friend about my table .
heard that that guy plans to come by and offer me
$500.00 for it !

no way , jose .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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stefang

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#6 posted 02-18-2010 11:13 PM

It just shows what can be done with pine in capable hands. Nice work David.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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grizzman

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#7 posted 02-18-2010 11:16 PM

that’s crazy…what an insult..you couldn’t get the chairs for that…especially mortise and tenon..and the tile prob cost a hundred or so…..tell him he can sit down for that much…lol….....

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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patron

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#8 posted 02-18-2010 11:24 PM

thanks grizz ,

he probably has one of those
chrome and mica sets ,
with the vinyl seats .

thinking about upgrading .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Bricofleur

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#9 posted 02-18-2010 11:30 PM

Nice job David.

You are quite imaginative with your designs. I like that. The design details you put in make all the difference. If you wouldn’t have mentioned, who would have complain about the slanted backs? According to me, since they are low, no need to be more slanted.

Since you built it in a week means I won’t tell anybody that I started my twin kitchen hutches about a year ago and they are not finished yet. Are you faster than me or you’re a better craftsman? (please, don’t answer!).

David, you’re a great source of inspiration.

By the way, in French, pine (pin) and bread (pain) are homonyms, though greatly related to dinnner.

Best,

Serge

http://www.atelierdubricoleur.spaces.live.com

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

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Gary

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#10 posted 02-18-2010 11:31 PM

One week tobuild what others would take a month for. You da man David. Great stuff!

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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woodsmithshop

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#11 posted 02-18-2010 11:39 PM

outstanding job David.

-- Smitty!!!

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patron

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#12 posted 02-18-2010 11:44 PM

thanks all .

i keep saying it ,
” i’m the laziest carpenter i know ”
think first , then work .
i have had trouble on job sites at times ,
seems all they want ,
is cut and nail NOW .

i hate to waste wood ,
and fix mistakes .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Dennisgrosen

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#13 posted 02-18-2010 11:44 PM

you can do da with with pine
it has a great colour compare
to what we have
nice dinning set

Dennis

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jayjay

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#14 posted 02-18-2010 11:45 PM

That’s one beautiful table. I really like the southwest style design. It’s subtle, but not over the top. I’d say it’s worth alot more than $500. The bad thing is, it’s hard to find someone who appreciates and is willing to pay the price of a custom hand made piece. I’m planning something like that for my next big project, as soon as I finish the one I’m working on now.

Great Job!

-- ~Jason~ , Albuquerque NM

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webwood

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#15 posted 02-18-2010 11:51 PM

you are the man david

-- -erik & christy-

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