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Project by Panga Design posted 1045 days ago 2936 views 8 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A project made to utilize a load of offcut european oak flooring. Had hundreds of pieces that were 300mm in length and need an outlet to produce something. This is the result and after 3rd oil coating today I sat on it and lifted my feet…...swung them side to side…......STURDY. Not a screw in sight. Home made oak dowels at 12mm x 50mm at every stress point and joint.

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Al @ Panga


-- Al Carscadden, Panga Design,

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#1 posted 1045 days ago

Very Cool, and a good idea for all of the scrap we all have.

-- The mistakes I make in woodworking are not mistakes they just give my projects character- Me

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#2 posted 1045 days ago

nice design

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#3 posted 1045 days ago

Cool design!

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#4 posted 1045 days ago

Nice, very nice!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#5 posted 1045 days ago

I like it. Hope it goes to a dust free home or maintaining it will be a major hassle.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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Panga Design

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#6 posted 1045 days ago

Brilliant comments…...all noted! May stay here for a while as I love it! :)

-- Al Carscadden, Panga Design,

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#7 posted 1045 days ago

Looks great.

-- Anthony

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#8 posted 1045 days ago

interesting design

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#9 posted 1045 days ago

I like this a lot.

It is often the case that being left with a lot of smaller dimensioned , or perhaps some unusually shaped, offcuts can result in more interesting designs. In a sense limitations can free us up to be more creative, just as need can provoke it. Certainly helps if you’re a procrastinator :)

Woodeye has a point about dust, but some things are worth a bit of maintenance. I’d even say that the need for maintenance enhances the owners relationship with a piece. They get to know it, different areas of the grain, the edges. They have a closer appreciation of the craftsmanship. Better than it being stood in the corner to look pretty where it blends in to lifes backdrop and rarely has a conscious eye cast its way.

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#10 posted 1045 days ago

It looks like it is a Panga Jenga stool! Nice work!!

-- Sam S. - Hebron, KY

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#12 posted 1044 days ago

Its beautiful and nice photography too!

-- Des, Cork, Ireland

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#13 posted 1044 days ago

I like! It

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Panga Design

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#14 posted 1044 days ago

Thanks all (specially jeth!) for your kind comments.

Product now available for sale here:

Have had some great feedback through Facebook page also along with a fresh idea so back into the workshop over the weekend!

Al @ Panga

-- Al Carscadden, Panga Design,

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#15 posted 1043 days ago

Very nice design, congrats.

-- Brazjuca guarapari Brasil. All worth it when the soul is not small. (Fernando Pessoa)

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