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Project by Russ posted 01-07-2011 05:40 AM 1420 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The first photo is a classic magazine rack built of Alaskan birch, the second is a necklace rack for a customer. Each shelf has storage for rings and earrings. The third is a shoe rack for next to the woodstove, it is made of white oak with pegs on both ends for gloves.

-- Happiness is being covered in sawdust

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#1 posted 01-07-2011 06:14 AM

Wonderful pieces Russ, beautifully executed. Thanks for sharing them with us…

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#2 posted 01-07-2011 03:51 PM

Nice work, and functional too!

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#3 posted 01-07-2011 05:48 PM

Nice pieces Russ. I especially liked the newspaper rack. I’ve never seen Birch with so much light/dark heavy wood grains before. Are you sure it is Birch? (sorry, I’m wood challenged).

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 01-07-2011 06:12 PM

Thanks for the comments! The birch I have is over 10 years old, cut with a chainsaw mill and air dried. Here is another example of birch: The one on the left has a lot of spalting and I love making stuff with it. Russ

-- Happiness is being covered in sawdust

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#5 posted 01-07-2011 08:14 PM

Thanks Russ. Ok, if the dark is all due to spalting then I’m on the same page as you. In fact, I have left many birch short logs sit upright in the dirt to spalt, and in out wet climate here that doesn’t take very long-. Thanks for the reply.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 01-08-2011 02:33 AM

Nice stuff, the wood is really pretty. I don’t guess I’ve ever seen Alaskan birch. It all has style, but I especially like the look of the necklace rack. Thanks for the post.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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