Primitive Desk and Hutch

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Project by 3Gwoodguy posted 01-11-2011 09:24 PM 3600 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a project I’ve always wanted to try; make something taking the wood from the tree, milling it and making it into something nice. When the 100 year old red oak in my back yard got hit by lightning 2 summers ago I got my opportunity.

I started out by saving nearly $1000 by cutting down the tree myself but after turning 90% of it into really expensive fire wood, I couldnt take it any more and started in milling it into boards using my chainsaw. (thanks you tube)

I call it “primitive” because I intentionally left it a little rough (knots and cracks) because I like the look.

I love how it turned out and I learned a lot. Always keep learning.

-- "The beatings will continue until moral improves" -- Bart Ridings, Illinois

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#1 posted 01-11-2011 11:18 PM

Milling with a Chainsaw!.....That is incredible! Desk looks really good. Thank you for sharing it.

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#2 posted 01-12-2011 03:45 AM

Looks great. What a great accomplishment to completely do everything from tree to desk. I have yet to work with a large project and mill , usally turn firewood into smaller projects.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#3 posted 01-12-2011 02:26 PM

a fantastic journey and the end result: 2 thumbs up!
I especially liked the retaining of knots

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#4 posted 03-06-2011 08:19 AM

Ive done this once and it was very rewarding.


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