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Project by Terry Ferguson posted 954 days ago 1451 views 5 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another project with a tree theme. This time I actually made and painted the seven pointed hardboard leaves well in advance of using them. After a while I made two red oak door frames and kept trying to make sense of the 4 1/2” gap created by two meeting door stiles – there was no continuity in the tree trunk. Then I tried two tree trunks – that didn’t work. The solution was to cut out the meeting stiles and replace them with walnut which became the tree trunk.The panels are made from pallet boards and arranged by color to create a kind of landscape background.
All the woods used are salvaged, repurposed or scrap. 25 1/2” wide x 27 1/4” high x 4 1/8” deep. One coat of Seafin teak oil and two coats of water borne poly.

-- Terry Ferguson, Bend Oregon





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Lee Barker

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#1 posted 954 days ago

At once clever and stunning, Terry. Another example of letting the spirit flow and the material talk.

Kindly,

Lee

-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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elcowboy

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#2 posted 954 days ago

Very nice.

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moment

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#3 posted 954 days ago

Why split the trunk ? Why not a half lap ( just on the walnut) so the demarcation only showed on the top and bottom rails ? Are you using touch latch with these ? This started me thinking on how one would use a touch latch with a lapped situation . I have used raised portions of my carving on the door for handles . For this case it would have been the side branches , slightly recessed, or raised altogether, on the back side . I like to use magnets or bullet catches as closures. This is similar to some things I am doing and designing ,and I am very fond of your approach. This is not criticism , just questions , somewhat rhetorical .Wouldn’t bother if I wasn’t interested in your work . Beautiful work, and It stands on it’s own as a nice piece . Nice flow and feeling .

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michelletwo

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#4 posted 954 days ago

clever. like the reclaimed material & it’s very attractive. Great project.

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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Roger

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#5 posted 954 days ago

that is just awesome. I’m a “tree-guy” lol very neat cabinet

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Brandon

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#6 posted 954 days ago

Excellent work! Absolutely beautiful. It would go well with an Arts and Crafts motif.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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DocSavage45

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#7 posted 954 days ago

Tony,

Another Wabi Sabi!

Did this grow in your mind as you progressed? Have questions like Moment’s. And it is because we share the same spirit of the wood? ( Nakashima, and Krenov)

Are these projects commissioned? Looked back on your stuff. The more organic the more I like them. For me, and it is my bias, I would have left the leaves a natural color.

Thanks for the inspiration to continue. :) Hope my ideas will be as good as yours.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Mork

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#8 posted 953 days ago

Very very cool… love the colors!

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