rustic works from the Gizzard

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Project by gizzard posted 01-17-2007 09:13 AM 1467 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are some of my works. The one on the left is a hall table made from popolar.
The Bear Coffee table is made from oak, myrtle and the bear is cast plaster. My wife and I painted the bear since it was entirely white when I bought it a craft store in Largo, FL.

-- Dennis, Tennessee

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#1 posted 01-17-2007 12:32 PM

beautiful table.
And isn’t that bear idea brilliant!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#2 posted 01-17-2007 01:32 PM

—-again Dennis; great tables here!
....and yes, I especially like the table made with the use of poplar wood.

Poplar is a good hardwood to work with for rustic as it drys fast, has little movement when used and actually does not split readily when nailed. Poplar also machines, planes and glues up very well. A great wood for rustic furniture and cabinets.

I see that you are developing your own set of rustic standards and finding your own ‘niche’. Very good artistic expression and thanks for sharing!

-- --frank, NH,

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#3 posted 01-17-2007 03:56 PM

I love it. I would have been really impressed had you hand carved the Bear. As it is, I’m simply impressed. Great Idea. You do very nice work, I love the fact that you can take a dead branch and turn it into a great “Work of Art”.
Keep it Up !

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#4 posted 01-17-2007 11:41 PM

Very nice Dennis.
You could have fooled me about the Bear not being wood. A good paint job. You saved yourself some time with ready made Bear. Now you have more time to make some more things.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#5 posted 01-21-2007 12:57 AM

Love how it looks like the bear is pushing the top off the legs. what a great, playful, piece!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#6 posted 01-22-2007 03:45 AM

Thank you all for you kind remarks. I’m sorry I didn’t reply sooner, but one of my favorite “tools” up and died on me a few days ago. My computer. Finally got that remedied.
Just finished a computer table top I put on an old sewing machine stand I picked up the other day. It’s working just fine. : )
Thanks again.

-- Dennis, Tennessee

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#7 posted 04-10-2007 12:51 AM

I like this, the bear is a really nice idea and I love the shape of the top.


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