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Project by jcsterling posted 824 days ago 1974 views 7 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just delivered this piece to the Esherick museum on Wed. I am very proud to be included in this exhibit.

In 2009, Wharton Esherick museum took down a 130 year old poplar tree that stood outside of the Studio’s front door. To commemorate this significant tree, the Museum distributed pieces of the tree to over 30 artists and will display their poplar creations at Historic Yellow Springs.

All art work at the show will be for sale, and proceeds benefit the Museum

for information on Esherick go to : http://www.whartonesherickmuseum.org or http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wharton_Esherick

-- John , Central PA , www.jcsterling.com on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/JC-Sterling-fine-furniture/104430802928776





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reggiek

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#1 posted 824 days ago

Wow, great idea for using the tree. The list of artists is distinguished…congratulations…and excellent job on the project. Good luck at the sale.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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spud72

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#2 posted 824 days ago

Lovely piece. I like the idea of doing something special with tree.

-- Guy,PEI

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doncutlip

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#3 posted 824 days ago

I really like the look of that one, traditional and modern at the same time

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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vipond33

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#4 posted 824 days ago

Superb design and build. The end details are outstanding and there is such a quiet calm to this piece. I hope it ends up perpendicular to the eventual owners wall, the back view is so fine.

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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JohnnyB

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#5 posted 824 days ago

Wow! I find the design of this cabinet pleasing in every regard. I looked at your website and discovered that this piece is representative of the quality of your other work. I had to look up “shibui”, and now I realize that that is the characteristic that grabbed me when I saw your cabinet. Thanks for sharing.

-- JohnnyB - - Sometimes determination can substitute for skill.

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Woodbridge

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#6 posted 823 days ago

That is such an interesting and thoughtfull way to use that tree and have it live longer. Your cabinet does justice to the 130 year old tree.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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CodyM

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#7 posted 655 days ago

Very nice piece of furniture! Design is spot on.

-- Cody - Salt Lake City, UT

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jcsterling

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#8 posted 655 days ago

Thank you everyone for your nice comments. this was a very special project to be involved in . I was truely honored. for those interested you can go to http://www.whartonesherickmuseum.org/poplarculture.html to see a video and view a gallery of pieces created from this one humble tree. my personal favorite is the Ray Kelso piece which repurposed the copper cap as a seat. Fine woodworking Magazine will be doing a story on the show in their upcoming issue.

-- John , Central PA , www.jcsterling.com on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/JC-Sterling-fine-furniture/104430802928776

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