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Project by Ihor posted 03-12-2017 08:45 PM 1652 views 9 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Home project. Wall made of walnut, oak, ash, and cherry. Finished with few coats of acrylic varnish. Wall size 13’ 9’‘x 8’ 8’’, 4200×2650mm.





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pottz

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#1 posted 03-12-2017 09:57 PM

wow can I ask how many blocks of wood are on that wall?i love the look.and did you buy the wood just for this or did you get a great deal on someones scraps!great job.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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robscastle

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#2 posted 03-12-2017 10:09 PM

OMG I am thinking the poor table saw, its possibly needing some sort of Medical therapy
after that marathon job.

No doubt there is a weapon hidden in there somewhere behind a secret panel !

-- Regards Robert

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Ihor

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#3 posted 03-12-2017 11:27 PM

pottz, it’s about 1500 blocks, more or less. I didn’t count exact number. I bought the wood for this project.

robscastle, you are pretty much right. Few teeth were gone by the end of the job. There is no secret panel on this wall, as it’s a concrete wall and making a hidden safe would have been a pain. But some other time I will show another project with hidden safe in the wall behind wooden panel. It’s in another room.

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robscastle

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#4 posted 03-13-2017 01:22 AM

So,
1. How did you cut them all ?
2. How did you attach then to the concrete?

-- Regards Robert

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Ihor

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#5 posted 03-13-2017 01:42 AM

1. I cut them on a table saw one by one.
2. I attached plywood to the concrete first and then glued pieces of wood to plywood.

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robscastle

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#6 posted 03-13-2017 10:16 AM

Thank you

BTW I think I found your saw blade

-- Regards Robert

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 03-13-2017 10:44 AM

This is a beautiful wall and so nicely done. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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woodsmithshop

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#8 posted 03-13-2017 12:43 PM

that is one huge end grain cutting board.

-- Smitty!!!

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horky

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#9 posted 03-13-2017 01:55 PM

Very, very impressive for sure. Just curious, what type glue did you use to hold the end grain to the plywood?

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jackthelab

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#10 posted 03-13-2017 02:33 PM

Nice job – love the look.

-- Dave in Minnesota - If it ain't broke, improve it!

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#11 posted 03-13-2017 02:56 PM

looks like a lot of work

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Ihor

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#12 posted 03-13-2017 03:35 PM

Thank you everyone!

woodsmithshop, I actually don’t have end grain cutting board in my home, so I chop my food on a wall ))). Joking of course. I didn’t have any wood leftovers to make a board, so for now I’m using a plastic board ((.

horky, I used rubber adhesive made for parquet flooring. I tried other water based flooring adhesives, but the wood would bow and did not hold very well.

david38, indeed! Took me long-long time and many-many hours. But I had this wall in my head for few years. So it was pretty much a dream to make this wall.

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JimInNM

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#13 posted 03-13-2017 03:54 PM

unbelievable, you must be dizzy or crazy by the time you finished this….What a job, really looks great

-- JimInNM........Space Case

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Randy_ATX

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#14 posted 03-13-2017 05:59 PM

Nice work and idea! What are the differences in thicknesses?

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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leafherder

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#15 posted 03-13-2017 07:31 PM

Fantastic! Did you use any type of clamps or braces to keep the blocks in place until the glue set? Was finish applied before you glued them to the wall or after? Thanks for posting

Interesting coincidence that this is #1 and #2 is a box made of wood blocks to mimic stone.

-- Leafherder

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