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Project by majuvla posted 05-13-2017 01:21 PM 1161 views 0 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I don’t usualy paint my woodworking projects, but try to make differnce with metal look spray paint on that. It’s made for our terrace makeover, initiated by my wife.
It’s made of firwood slats which were glued on thin playwood inside with mitered corners. The pattern was made on router table cross cut jig, which I made in 5 minutes. There is central line on the jig and I marked all slats on opposite sides with small pencil mark, both were alligned on every pass and that’s how I made those rounded grooves. Dimensions 30×30x70 cm.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#1 posted 05-13-2017 01:34 PM

Looks good, Ivan. I thought it was  metal. Good job!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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#2 posted 05-13-2017 01:39 PM

I thought it was  metal.

- Ron Aylor

same here, beautiful work

drat, now my wife wants one.

-- nice recovery, They should pay extra for that mistake, Eric E.

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#3 posted 05-13-2017 02:21 PM

Very nice planter Ivan. Sometimes paint is required to get the look you want…I also thought it was metal at first glance. Now we need a photo with a plant in it! :)

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#4 posted 05-13-2017 02:26 PM

very unique design Ivan …I love it and now my wife does also …oh well …happy WIFE happy LIFE she’s ok with you buying more tools LMAO :<)) ......GREAT JOB :<))


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#5 posted 05-13-2017 02:41 PM

fooled me too as metal… excellent job on it Ivan !!!!!!!!!

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions

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#6 posted 05-13-2017 02:42 PM

Nice Ivan, I’ve said this before you have way more patience than me !!!

-- Rick --------The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.

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#7 posted 05-13-2017 02:51 PM

Very nice look to it. It does have that metal looking effect. Good job on the quick fix jig.

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

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#8 posted 05-13-2017 03:31 PM

Great job Ivan, it looks like metal

-- Al Breit

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#9 posted 05-13-2017 04:34 PM

naređenje se mora napravit
si drhtal ko ja?
i još se s kockicama igraš,hehehe
dobar posel,na smije to moja žena vidjet…
pozdrav kompa

-- bambi

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#10 posted 05-13-2017 04:53 PM

Ivan, you did a very nice job on this planter. It’s very attractive.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#11 posted 05-13-2017 05:01 PM

Great job on a nice design. I am wondering why you did not route the groove the length of the strips and then cut the rectangles afterwards.

-- Stephen NYS

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#12 posted 05-13-2017 05:09 PM

Well Done
Good Work

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

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#13 posted 05-13-2017 05:09 PM

Looks great Ivan! I like the paint finish and it should help protect it from the elements. It also fits really nicely with the look of the terrace.

-- Bill, Yo! Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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#14 posted 05-13-2017 07:11 PM

Very nice finish, Ivan. Great Job as always, and I love the jig you made for it too

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#15 posted 05-13-2017 07:52 PM

Thanks all for views and comments.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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