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RUSTIC, LIVE EDGE, SLAB, LOG, MAPLE TABLE/BENCH

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Project by rivergirl posted 09-13-2010 06:35 PM 3461 views 1 time favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a rustic, slab and log. live edge maple table (or bench.) Bark is removed- but tanin stains remain. The table is approximately 3.5 feet long, 13-15 inches wide and 19 inches tall. The finish is several coats of tung oil. Mortise and tenon joinery. This one has a lower gloss finish than the previous one. I need to get some new wood.. I’m about all mapled out. :) I guess I will work on another big round slab or something…

-- 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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HalDougherty

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#1 posted 09-13-2010 06:52 PM

Good looking bench! Your rustic furniture looks so good, that you’re going to have to start making Log Cabins to put them in. LOL

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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helluvawreck

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#2 posted 09-13-2010 06:53 PM

rivergirl, you are getting to be a pro with this style. I think it looks great and everything new that you do looks better than the last. My brother has a very nice cabin up at a trout river in north Georgia and he has some pieces similar to this. I would think that there is a lot of demand for what you do. Keep up the good work.

-- 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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rivergirl

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#3 posted 09-13-2010 07:01 PM

Hey helluva.. tell your brother to get down here and empty my garage of all this rustic furniture! LOL I am too tired to build a log cabin. :)

-- 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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TreeBones

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#4 posted 09-13-2010 07:25 PM

I like the way you use branches, very nice. Sounds like it’s time for a garage sale.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service http://westcoastlands.net/Sawmill.html http://westcoastlands.net/SawBucks2/phpBB3 http://www.portablesawmill.info

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mafe

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#5 posted 09-13-2010 07:43 PM

It’s so nice the way you added the side branches.
Nice litte bench.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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GMman

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#6 posted 09-13-2010 08:00 PM

Very nice work why not start a business.
We have one guy here making those and they sell for a very high price.

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rivergirl

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#7 posted 09-13-2010 08:32 PM

Well GM- just tell me how to sell em. :) I am on Craigslist and Etsy.com. I don’t want to ebay if I can avoid it. I put my stuff on my facebook page and I have word of mouth I guess?

-- 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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learnin2do

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#8 posted 09-13-2010 08:53 PM

I started trying to make a web page, just to have a viewable portfolio.
I sure do wish i could send you some walnut -which reminds me -does that military guy need it thin, or does it matter?

-that sure is pretty maple! -i get you though, i love walnut -but i was itchin to find something different at the land this weekend -my man was too busy putting up his deer stand to cut me some cool lumber from the felleds lying around! -he did slice some cedar pieces for me & busted a porch full of firewood!

-- christine

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Div

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#9 posted 09-13-2010 09:32 PM

Nice work Kelly! I am starting to wonder where you put all these benches? It looks like you are building one every day!

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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rivergirl

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#10 posted 09-13-2010 09:37 PM

Gotta love firewood Christine. :) We burn it all winter long here at the riverhouse. And also like you, I need to build a website… but that is soooo boring to do… I need to find a techno kid to do it for me. Div- I am filling up my garage.. I need to unload some of these bench/tables.. LOL… I just like building them- not so good at selling.. HAHAHAHA.. Reminds me of a movie I saw a long time ago.. forget the title.. John Travolta has a brain tumor and gets real smart (then dies..) anyway- the woman he is crushing on builds willow twig chairs and he buys up all her chairs just so she will come back and bring more to sell at his garage. Anyway, Travolta ends up with like 30 willow chairs all stuffed inside his llittle cottage house. That’s how my garage is beginning to look. Actually, my kids said it looks like an Amish school house in there!! LOL

-- 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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rando1

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#11 posted 09-13-2010 11:59 PM

Rivergirl do you have a Gallery Co-op around a 60-100 mile radius? If you do, it may be worth signing up and see what is out there. We have put some of our products in Craft and art gallery co-ops.
I need to get our website completed too! been working on it since Jan…...opps almost another year by.
Love your benches!

-- Randon Riegsecker, crosscutservices.com

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Bearpie

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#12 posted 09-14-2010 03:20 AM

You do very nice work and I wish I could use some but with an Italian Tuscany theme in our home, this would just clash!

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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sedcokid

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#13 posted 09-14-2010 04:29 AM

Rivergirl, Another great job. Everyone looks better then the last!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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rivergirl

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#14 posted 09-14-2010 02:04 PM

Rando- Nope- no co-ops here. This is rural western PA- the land of no culture- it is not like Savannah/Charlston – which I can’t understand because didn’t Sherman burn the south? (easy now Reb I was just kidding … just kidding..honest I was just….) Now we do have some killer FARM markets for produce..and like ten million Amish mass producing wood furniture using gasoline generators for electricity.. no I meant power.. not electricity.. I didn’t say electricity did I? And they have websites too now which I haven’t quite figured out how they do that??? (Again I am kidding to be P/C I love the Amish.. and do in fact buy their stuff) And yes it’s true another year has flown by.. :) Bearpie- I think that some stuff like L/J’s Tex-Penn Ted makes or of course Donaldmee’s creations would be nice in an Italian/Tuscany decor? Slabs- not log bases- more Nakashima… which I love- but I don’t have the tools, nor workshop, nor do I know how to weld (and I have no money to buy exotic wood hehehe) So I use what I have or can get easily for free and that is logs and slabs. Anyway Bear- I think a big fat three legged stool that is smooth as a baby’s butt would look great by the fireplace in any decor- even the Italian. :)

-- 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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helluvawreck

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#15 posted 09-14-2010 02:16 PM

rivergirl, Sherman didn’t burn all of the south just a fifty mile wide path through the good old state of Georgia. Folks around here are still a little upset about it. Don’t worry, we’ll probably all get over it pretty soon – maybe another thousand years or so. Haha, just kidding – you know me. ;-) I love that Amish work too. I think there was a sect or two of Amish in Georgia. One of these days I’m going to see that Pennsylvania country side – I’ve seen pictures of it. It has some of the prettiest farms that I’ve ever seen. I bet you love it up there. :)

-- 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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