Cedar/Walnut Partition

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Project by stevengaletodd posted 01-31-2011 08:06 AM 3325 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this for a neighbor who wanted to separate his conference table from his employees working at their desks. He wanted to use some cedar post and make more of a rustic partition. I had some cedar in the shop so I made a mock up of some cedar and walnut. The cedar was planed, but he wanted to leave it rough. He did like the walnut though.

This is what I came up with, it is 9 feet tall and 8 feet wide. The cedar had crack with made cutting the joints fun. I pegged the cedar to wedge it between the floor and ceiling and used a forked -wedge tusk tenon for the walnut. He is going to put some art or metal in the center of it.

-- Steven - "Good enough for who it's for!"

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#1 posted 01-31-2011 08:36 AM

Good looking solution for the problem at hand. It really goes well with the flooring.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#2 posted 01-31-2011 08:50 AM

Very interesting piece! The details make it. I like how you staggered the post joints.

-- No matter how many factors go into thinking about a project, there is always one important new discovery to be made.

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#3 posted 01-31-2011 03:07 PM

I love the separation or rather the illusion of separation this creates. Great Job

-- Ray,VA

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#4 posted 01-31-2011 05:18 PM

Interesting combination of styles here, as well as your choice of joinery and extra detail. I especially like the tenons.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#5 posted 02-01-2011 01:32 AM

Cool Joinery !!!!! With a nice artistic taste.

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#6 posted 02-02-2011 11:39 AM

Very cool, has some real interest to it.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#7 posted 02-12-2011 06:49 PM

very nice and interesting

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions

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#8 posted 08-27-2011 09:20 PM

Very Cool,,, Takes me back to my Timber Frame days


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