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Project by mainerustic posted 08-22-2010 02:31 PM 1197 views 5 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I like to include small stones in my work and these are some examples of my work.

-- Maine Rustic





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swirt

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#1 posted 08-22-2010 02:56 PM

Very nice. I really like the first one. How are the legs joined to the apron?

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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rivergirl

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#2 posted 08-22-2010 04:54 PM

I really like the legs on this table. Are the legs and twigs attached with mortise and tenon?

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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PurpLev

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#3 posted 08-22-2010 05:01 PM

very nice flow

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#4 posted 08-22-2010 05:15 PM

nice table I like the way the branches grow into the table.

-- If it ain't broke don't fix it, if you fix it make it better than it has to be.

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#5 posted 08-22-2010 07:50 PM

very nice table design, very creative concept, great looking of two tone color

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rivergirl

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#6 posted 08-22-2010 10:41 PM

I would like to see the base from all sides if possible? Can you add a few more photos? I really like this design and am trying to see if I could incorporate a similar design in a maple slab table I am working on. Did you mortise/tenon in the twigs on the base?

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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mainerustic

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#7 posted 08-23-2010 12:05 AM

Hi,
Thank you for your interest. I’ve tried that in the past and I’ve come up with an easier way to attach the legs to the base, I’ve included a picture of that in my gallery. Sometimes I mortise the smaller twigs, and sometimes, I just attach the twigs with trim screws, bury the heads and then plug them with wood and other times I don’t even do bury them. The screws actually blend in rather well. Both of these tables have been sold, so I can’t show other views. But, I’ll add more photos of a table that I’m currently working on soon. thanks again

-- Maine Rustic

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mainerustic

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#8 posted 08-23-2010 12:14 AM

Oh, I almost forgot, I guess the picture of how I attach the legs to the apron, doesn’t show it all that well, the legs
are also attached by screwing them in place through the apron. I actually use a two-layered apron so that the second layer hides the screws. The apron thickness is a total of two 1/2” thick pieces so the end result is an inch.
The tops of the legs are squared up, so they will sit 90 degrees to the apron. I hope this explanation helps…

-- Maine Rustic

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rivergirl

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#9 posted 08-23-2010 01:44 PM

Thanks for all the information!

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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mainerustic

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#10 posted 08-23-2010 02:28 PM

No problem, I hope it’s of some help. You do some interesting work with slabs. I also work with slabs on occasion, I love the natural look.

It’s nice to see another Lumber-jill, I usually feel a bit isolated because there are so few of us working with wood. I look forward to being a member of this welcoming site.

-- Maine Rustic

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rivergirl

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#11 posted 08-23-2010 06:37 PM

Funny about the “Lumber-Jill. I never thought of it that way. :) I checked out your website!!!! :) Nice!

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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