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Project by Monte Pittman posted 04-28-2017 01:47 AM 1131 views 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

To make a long story short, about an hour after I was told this wood was available, I had 2 requests for reclaimed wood projects. Seemed like it was meant to be. It’s 36” wide, 20”deep and 32”tall. The top has an epoxy coating. I chose the glass knobs because in my mind it fit the look.

The wood is from the Yates shaft at Homestake Gold Mine (now closed). They say that it’s been down there about 110 years. (I can’t verify that). I love wood with a story.

Thanks for reading and all comments and suggestions are welcome..

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.





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#1 posted 04-28-2017 01:55 AM

Looks good Monte.

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#2 posted 04-28-2017 02:10 AM

I like it. I like the glass look top and the fact it looks sturdy enough to support a truck!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#3 posted 04-28-2017 02:13 AM

Looks good Monte, that is good history,

-- Mark -- Really we're not crazy, just "Limited Editions" -- http://www.jmh-limited-editions.com/home.html --

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#4 posted 04-28-2017 02:13 AM

Your work always amaze me. Good work Monte.
The cabinet looks like it was built 110 years ago. SUPER JOB!

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#5 posted 04-28-2017 02:35 AM

Beautiful piece, Monte!

-- God bless, Candy

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#6 posted 04-28-2017 11:36 AM

The wood was great find. As always you did a great build, looking Good.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#7 posted 04-28-2017 12:59 PM

Doesn’t get much rustic than that. Nice work.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#8 posted 04-28-2017 01:49 PM

Wow! Monte, this is an outstanding piece. You have done a very nice job on this.

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

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#9 posted 04-28-2017 01:52 PM

Monte
that piece came out nice. I don’t normally like reclamed wood but that is definitely the exception

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#10 posted 04-28-2017 06:19 PM

I need to go change my underware now….. imo I would have went with antlers or tree branches for the pulls but it still turned out beautiful pictures never do justice and this is amazing in the pictures so it would be quite the sight in real vision

-- Grizzlybeardwoodwork@gmail.com

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#11 posted 04-28-2017 06:46 PM

very cool look,could have come straight out of the miners cabin.i agree with grizzlybeard though antlers or maybe something made from leather,but still its got the pittman signature look and quality,great job again monte.

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

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#12 posted 04-28-2017 07:01 PM

Nice job Monte.

-- Doug...

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#13 posted 04-28-2017 07:05 PM

Outstanding….

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#14 posted 04-28-2017 08:13 PM

That’s a great looking vanity, Monte! Thanks for sharing it, and it’s backstory!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#15 posted 04-28-2017 08:45 PM

I was taught that if you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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