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Project by gfadvm posted 04-18-2011 06:19 PM 1980 views 9 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my latest project. My best friend drove 200 miles to bring me a cherry log. I had to build a sled & outfeed table to resaw it. Imagine my disappointment when I wawed into it and found it had been invaded by carpenter ants. I decided to go ahead and make something out of it & this is what I came up with. It measures 37” long x 15” wide x 18” tall. It is finished with linseed oil.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm





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Beginningwoodworker

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#1 posted 04-18-2011 06:35 PM

Nice looking table.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#2 posted 04-18-2011 07:04 PM

That is a GREAT looking table!!!

-- When we build, let us think that we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work as our descendants will thank us for

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#3 posted 04-18-2011 07:24 PM

Between you and the carpenter ants, a mighty fine table came about.

-- Gary, Huntsville. Two wrongs don't make a right, but three lefts do.

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#4 posted 04-18-2011 07:54 PM

Ants will do that, one nice looking rustic table non the less.

-- Doug...

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#5 posted 04-18-2011 08:42 PM

I’m going to have to say I think I prefer the table rustic like it ended up. Great job.

-- Ryan -- Maple Grove, MN

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#6 posted 04-18-2011 11:32 PM

Very nice one.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#7 posted 04-19-2011 01:11 AM

some would say this is rustic but I say it has lots of flavor good job .

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#8 posted 04-19-2011 01:43 AM

Love it. Your table reminds me of the one Div made and posted recently. Nice work!

-- 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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gfadvm

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#9 posted 04-19-2011 02:59 AM

My thanks to Kenny [my LJ buddy] for posting these projects.I dont have a camera or the know how to use one,much less post pics on LJ!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#10 posted 04-19-2011 04:10 AM

What a great table. There was a time when this would have not been accecpted with the general public. People at one time wanted perfect wood, no knots ect ect. No it’s the rave and the more character you have the better. Well done.

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

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#11 posted 04-19-2011 04:15 AM

What I like about it is the contrasting harmony between the rough natural edges and that mirror smooth finish on the top of it. It’s that balance that really sets it off.

Perfect wood that the public wants at time can be so boring.

This piece would look great in my living room.

-- When we build, let us think that we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work as our descendants will thank us for

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gfadvm

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#12 posted 04-19-2011 04:21 AM

Thanks for all the kind comments.Sorry David,Im giving this table to James and his wife since he brought me the logs.BUT I have more! This table is made from a single log.As you can see,I didnt waste much of it.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#13 posted 04-19-2011 09:57 AM

Beautiful wood, interesting and inspiring and original design, perfect performance. Thanks for posting and congratulations.

-- Jiri

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#14 posted 04-26-2011 09:52 PM

great teamwork

jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#15 posted 05-09-2011 06:09 AM

I love the simple, pure rustic look that this table has. Personally, I think the carpenter ants did a fantastic job! Your input is pretty gnarly too!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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