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Reclaimed pine as vases for cactus

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Project by carlosjorge posted 09-25-2011 06:49 AM 1420 views 5 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first “project” here, inspired by some photos I’ve seen online.
Using a 75mm (3”) square pine block, made 3 cubes and drilled a 45mm hole to fit the cactus. Finished with 2 layers of varnish with hardener to protect the wood from water.

-- www.CarlosJorge.com





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dakremer

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#1 posted 09-25-2011 07:24 AM

how cool is that! great job

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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Woodwrecker

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#2 posted 09-25-2011 03:24 PM

I think I see the Cactus smiling!
Nice job.

-- Eric, central Florida

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#3 posted 09-25-2011 04:27 PM

I like the continuous run of the grain from using the one piece, rather than using random pieces.

Welcome to LumberJocks!

-- 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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carlosjorge

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#4 posted 09-25-2011 05:21 PM

Thanks. Yes Jonathan, the objective was to keep that effect. The other side is just 1 colour, but this site had those 2 and I decided to display it like that. Its a bit better then the original plastic pathetic vases they had…

-- www.CarlosJorge.com

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#5 posted 09-25-2011 05:57 PM

Carlos, nice use of the materials at hand.
Welcome to LumberJocks.

CtL

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#6 posted 09-26-2011 12:18 AM

I bet you could use box store pine lumber to build these and the cactus could live for years off the moisture!

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carlosjorge

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#7 posted 09-26-2011 11:09 AM

They don’t need much water obviously, I only spray them once a week so they can collect some moisture from the “air”.

-- www.CarlosJorge.com

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