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Project by Razorbak91313 posted 09-14-2011 04:38 AM 1533 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this from some old hard pine flooring that I recycled and I decided to use it because it just had such character. It had a lot of holes and groves on the bottom side from bugs from many many many years ago (flooring was probably at least 60yrs old). I ended up putting a number of thick layers of poly on it to fill in the holes and such so that the surface is pretty smooth although there are a few dips where the worst of the groves were. I still haven’t managed to get that piano finish worked out but this is the glassiest finish I have managed to get so far on a project.
I may have to retake the pictures cause these don’t really capture the shine and smoothness that I did manage to get on it. The glass is help in with a line of clear shower caulking and a small wooden tab on each corner.

-- Turning good wood into even better wood jewelry.

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 09-14-2011 03:14 PM

Nice box and I love recycling…giving the old wood new life!!!!!!!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 09-15-2011 01:54 PM

Really like the glass – Like you I think the stained glass goes well in wood working projects.. Also, Kudos for the recycling/reusing, that is always a good thing…

Thanks for sharing

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

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