bamboo crown

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Project by mrtrim posted 12-08-2007 09:14 PM 4224 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

about the time you think youve seen everything at least once someone comes along and shatters your illusion !
every time these people call me to work on thier house i already know they want something weird . this is real bamboo logs split into i guess youd call crown moulding. i had to eyeball cope the corners best i could . since these people own the lumber yard where i buy all my material i kinda have to grin and bear it ! lol

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#1 posted 12-08-2007 10:19 PM

As weir as you might think it, I love the looks of this bamboo crown molding. I’ll bet it was a lot of trouble getting the corners nice….they look good. Like grandpa used to say….. ” if everyone liked the same things, then everyone would be after grandma” LOL

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#2 posted 12-08-2007 11:26 PM

The bamboo is definitely different and unique. Now, all you have to do is do the window molding in bamboo to match. Your corners look tight, nice job.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#3 posted 12-09-2007 12:56 AM

Oh, I’ll bet that was fun!!! I guess it looks like it’s supposed to. Good job.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#4 posted 12-09-2007 01:04 AM

it’s wonderful. I love it

Toyguy: love that saying!!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#5 posted 12-09-2007 01:47 AM

all i can say is the people think its the best thing they did since they got the indoor toilet, and the check cashed ! thats about all it takes to make me like it . lol thanks folks

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#6 posted 12-09-2007 03:08 AM

If it weren’t for customers like this, we’d have nobody to talk about! Nice work!

-- Illegitimis nil carborundum - Don't let the bastards grind you down

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#7 posted 12-09-2007 03:38 AM

MrTrim i got five dollars that says these people keep Pythons as pets.
I know weird customers when i see em…. I just hope they don’t have a pet Panda Bear to eat your crown mould!

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#8 posted 12-09-2007 12:48 PM

Well that is a first for me – I’ve never seen bamboo crown before. I actually like it – bet it was tough getting that perfect fit. Nice job.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#9 posted 12-09-2007 08:48 PM

I like it.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#10 posted 12-09-2007 09:45 PM

I love it too!

We have a converted garage that we are decorating as our “Caribbean Room”. I may have to do this for the crown there too!

Thanks for sharing.



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#11 posted 12-10-2007 11:44 AM

well now, I would say that qualifies as “outside the box” you definitely get kudo’s for making it work. Coping the corners looks like the easy part, how’d you cut the shoots so the width’s all matched?

-- I've cut that board three times and it's still too short!

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#12 posted 12-10-2007 10:01 PM

Very unusual Trim but I guess if thats what the client wants thats what the client gets.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#13 posted 12-11-2007 01:19 AM

miles you can put my 5 in the basket on sunday !!lol but they do have 8 cats im not convinced they are pets judgeing by how worried they are over one getting away the word prisoner comes to my mind !lol handi help yourself to this idea and if i can help you in any way just let me know shaun they are not all the same width just another one of the challenges theses poles were like 25 ft. long they dont have a huge taper but enough to lose some hair over .lol wasnt sure if i should start with a chainsaw or a coping hatchet !! grumpy thats exactly what keeps the checks comeing in thanks everyone

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#14 posted 12-11-2007 01:58 AM

Great Job. Do you call this rustic or what?

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#15 posted 12-11-2007 02:33 AM

karson the only thing i could think of to call it was a days pay !! lol

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