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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 07-28-2017 01:47 PM 1061 views 5 times favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had trimmed a few dead branches off the locust tree and I knew my wife wanted some new mushrooms for around the trees (the old ones were cracked and chipped from the deer knocking them over). This time , instead of a round base for them to sit on like the last ones, I put a 1/4 steel rod in the bottom so they looked more natural and might be harder the knock around. They look more like they poked up through the mulch, too.

There are six of them made from sunburst locust and finished with BLO.

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#1 posted 07-28-2017 01:57 PM

These are perfect for decorating around trees and plants. My daughter gave us a few ceramic ones years ago but they didn’t look this good! Nice work Jim!

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

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#2 posted 07-28-2017 02:01 PM

Way cool Jim, and a good way to use up those branches.

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

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#3 posted 07-28-2017 02:43 PM

Nice job Jim. They look good.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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#4 posted 07-28-2017 02:44 PM

They look good. I like the use of the rods.

-- jstegall

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#5 posted 07-28-2017 02:51 PM

very interesting,Jim
in my country mushrooms growing in autumn,not in summer
but I know,it is special mushrooms for your wife…

-- bambi

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#7 posted 07-28-2017 03:01 PM

Somebody could change them for real and took in a basket!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#8 posted 07-28-2017 04:53 PM

These are beautiful mushrooms, Jim. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#9 posted 07-28-2017 05:24 PM

Great another project!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#10 posted 07-28-2017 05:25 PM

Nice addition to the yard Jim!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#11 posted 07-28-2017 05:34 PM

Mmmmmm. Shrooms.

-- Mark

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#12 posted 07-28-2017 06:24 PM

These are a great idea Jim and I like what your doing with them. I am going to make a couple for our front garden. They will look cool with the red mulch. With all the rain we had a couple months ago there were plenty of mushrooms all over.

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

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#13 posted 07-28-2017 06:52 PM

Magic Shrooms!!


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#14 posted 07-28-2017 07:06 PM

Way cool Jim!!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#15 posted 07-28-2017 07:49 PM

just love em Jim :)

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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