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I designed Storm to use wood that I had rescued. As with most of my art I choose to use a clear hand rubbed finish to enhance the natural beauty of the wood.

The top is Northern Catalpa and the base is Ash.

One day while I was in my working in my studio I heard a chainsaw, so I walked across the street to find that a tree surgeon was cutting down a Northern Catalpa. I asked him if I could have the lumber. He was curious what I would do with it, so he came to see my studio and then offered to mill the wood. Two years later Storm is the result.

Photographer: Justin Guarino

-- http://www.guarinofurnituredesigns.com/





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GlenGuarino

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#1 posted 02-24-2010 08:28 PM

Storm was photographed by Justin Guarino

-- http://www.guarinofurnituredesigns.com/

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richgreer

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#2 posted 02-24-2010 08:33 PM

Very nice. I always like seeing things that are unique and creative. This certainly qualifies.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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GlenGuarino

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#3 posted 02-24-2010 08:41 PM

Thanks Rich. I’m glad you like it. Storm was a challenge & fun piece to do.

-- http://www.guarinofurnituredesigns.com/

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isetegija

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#4 posted 02-24-2010 08:49 PM

Beautiful and unique design , I like it very much.
Thanks for sharing with us and welcome to Lumberjocks community.

-- Not my woodworking http://woodworkessence.com/

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HenryH

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#5 posted 02-24-2010 08:58 PM

Nice piece. I apprieciate sculpted wood.
Your name is familar. Do you publish or teach?

-- HenryH - PA

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michelletwo

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#6 posted 02-24-2010 09:05 PM

stunning & intriquing..gorgeous work

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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GlenGuarino

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#7 posted 02-24-2010 09:09 PM

Hi Henry,

I was a high school woodshop teacher for 32 years & since 2001 have been an adjunct teaching furniture design at William Paterson U in NJ.

I do some things publications. Some are 500 Tables,Studio Furniture from Today’s Leading Woodworkers, Pro portfolio from Fine Woodworking, an article in Woodshop News. My wife Marie handles the business & does a good job getting my work out.

Do you know Tony Williams, he & his wife are friends of ours.
Glen

-- http://www.guarinofurnituredesigns.com/

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#8 posted 02-24-2010 09:20 PM

Excellent looking table. What dimensions did you make it? It is hard to tell from the photo.

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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woodworm

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#9 posted 02-24-2010 09:22 PM

Unique shape, nice finish.
Thanks for sharing.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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HenryH

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#10 posted 02-24-2010 09:36 PM

No I do not know Tony. It was the portfolio on FWW.com
Nice work.

-- HenryH - PA

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GlenGuarino

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#11 posted 02-24-2010 10:00 PM

Thanks Henry. Doing the Pro Portfolio was quite an experience.

-- http://www.guarinofurnituredesigns.com/

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childress

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#12 posted 02-24-2010 10:01 PM

Beautiful, I love it.

-- Childress Woodworks

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rmoore44

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#13 posted 02-24-2010 10:44 PM

That’s very inspiring. I like the relative thinness of the table top…it’s like the flat top of a cumulous nimbus formation, very cool.

-- --RoB, Florida

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hrvoje

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#14 posted 02-24-2010 10:45 PM

this is very nice

-- hrvoje

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Jonathan

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#15 posted 02-25-2010 12:12 AM

This is a beautiful piece.

In this instance, what was involved for the “clear hand rubbed finish”?

Thank you for sharing it with us and welcome to LumberJocks!

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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