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Project by rivergirl posted 1227 days ago 1664 views 3 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Primitive Berry type trays, approximately 24 inches long 13 inches wide 2-3 inches high. Wood is reclaimed from old pallets, fences etc. Paint is layered and distressed , ends are stenciled. This tray is mustard with red ends with antique white star. Handle is a natural branch- bark off whittled to fit. I used an original old berry tray as a pattern.

-- 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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Roger Clark aka Rex

6940 posts in 1937 days


#1 posted 1227 days ago

rivergirl,

That is just great and really appealing. You have so many good ideas making primitive projects, it’s a skill of its own. Great work and ideas.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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patron

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#2 posted 1227 days ago

don’t have many berry’s here

but can carry pinon nuts

good way to stay warm this winter

till you get the shop running

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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~Julie~

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#3 posted 1227 days ago

Love it!
I just posted a cupboard with a very similar log used as a towel bar!
Are you making a few to sell, or is it just one for yourself?

-- ~Julie~ followyourheartwoodworking.blogspot.ca

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#4 posted 1227 days ago

Great project, Kelly! I really enjoy seeing these. You do a great job with them and I am sure they will sell quickly. It is a cool way to reuse wood. I love them!

Sheila :)

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts, Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"

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rivergirl

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#5 posted 1227 days ago

Thanks you guys… just some little stuff to keep me busy this winter. Julie- I don’t keep any of the stuff I make. I sell it all. LOL My house is so full of my mission stuff that I have no room nor desire to accumlate any more. :) I have to go and check out your project.

-- 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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Roger Clark aka Rex

6940 posts in 1937 days


#6 posted 1227 days ago

rivergirl,
Here is a site you may be interested in http://www.instructables.com/
It is a broad base of “home made” items of every category. Some of it is really good, check it out.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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rivergirl

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#7 posted 1227 days ago

Thanks Roger- I will do that right now. :)

-- 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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canadianchips

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#8 posted 1227 days ago

Looks like you are “branching out” lol
More unique work. I like these.
You can be on my team anytime doing this work !

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#9 posted 1227 days ago

Nice work Kelly, I thought it was purpleheart at first glance :-))

SEnd that to Hellofa so he can pick berries. after a day in the field, he will need that foot rest ;-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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ellen35

2546 posts in 1935 days


#10 posted 1227 days ago

Kelly,
Very cool project. Your idea of primitive is pretty nice! Love the decorating on the handle post and the natural curves in the handle really look great.
Ellen

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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mafe

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#11 posted 1227 days ago

Sweet.
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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peteg

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#12 posted 1226 days ago

“Country Crafts” thats what we call your work down under Kelly, it sells like hot cakes at a Church stall, these pieces of yours have a natural beauty all of their own.
That site Roger listed has some fasinating examples of the type of work you are currently into, some good ideas

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

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terrilynne

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#13 posted 1226 days ago

This will sell great down in Texas with that star on it.

-- Terri, Rocky Mountain High Colorado!

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rivergirl

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#14 posted 1226 days ago

Terri- I always think of Texas when I see the single star. :)

-- 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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Roger

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#15 posted 1226 days ago

looks like a great tool-tote

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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