Couch and table

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Here is the couch and a bistro table from the heirloom garden furniture set. Notice how half the log is spalted and have is still solid. Also the table top and one end of the couch are bookmatched slabs. If you look closely you will notice that I sliced right through a square nail. The nail on the table represents an hour hand of a clock counting back to the time the nail was inserted and the roman numerials on the base represent the time that the nail was rediscovered.

-- "Safe woodworking isn't just about avoiding injury, it is also about avoiding extinction." CKG

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#1 posted 06-03-2010 03:48 PM

Wow – cool! We’ve never seen furniture quite like that before! How did you go about the sanding process, and what’s it finished with?

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#2 posted 06-03-2010 04:19 PM

Very cool….I was half expecting to see Fred Flintstone or Yogi Bear sitting in it! Nicely done.

Ditto on the finishing, curious what the finish is and how well it holds up to the elements.

-- Ian - Life's a game, if you don't play, you can't win.

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#3 posted 06-03-2010 04:54 PM

Absolutely beautiful job. The finish is great!. I’m not sure that I’d want to be your furniture mover, though. -SST

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#4 posted 06-03-2010 04:57 PM

Wow thats some couch and table unique and cool

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#5 posted 06-03-2010 05:04 PM

The finish is spar varnish. I have left designated areas un-varnished for now to allow for a more controlled seasoning process. It presently has 4 coats and will be getting more this summer. Heavy… you say. It took 4 strong canucks seven tries to move the couch 15 feet using moving harnesses.

-- "Safe woodworking isn't just about avoiding injury, it is also about avoiding extinction." CKG

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#6 posted 06-03-2010 06:57 PM

so ironic that you’re from Quebec, my first thought was “tabarnac that must have been heavy to move”

nice work Cam!

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#7 posted 06-03-2010 07:56 PM

Wow, very nice!

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#8 posted 06-03-2010 08:06 PM

Very unique!

Nice work.

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#9 posted 06-04-2010 12:37 AM


Great set, super job…..........................

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#10 posted 06-04-2010 03:46 AM

great work…. a bugger to move around though eh?

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#11 posted 06-04-2010 04:23 AM

Very imposing pieces. I think I woulda just rolled ‘em into position. Why reinvent the wheel?

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#12 posted 06-05-2010 04:20 PM

you’re an animal…very nice work

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