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Project by jeffro posted 04-03-2012 05:02 PM 4018 views 5 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a challenge I did this a few years back for some folks that were building a new home. I first hunted out the a good cedar root mass that would work, then I hollowed out the back side to lighten it up. I had to get this thing 20 feet in the air to hang it and the root was about 8 foot across. As the house was being built they braced the framing to support the piece, I was glad too have it up in place it looks great in person my pictures of the process are not that good but it gives you the idea.

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-- Jeffro,knockonwood





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#1 posted 04-03-2012 05:20 PM

Amazing piece of work. That is undoubtably the coolest light fixture I have ever seen.

-- Each step of every Wood Art project I design and build is considered my masterpieceā€¦ because I want the finished product to reflect the quality and creativeness of my work

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#2 posted 04-03-2012 05:38 PM

Very impressive piece! Just finding the right stock is a major achievement! How much does it weigh? Can you tell us the story on finding it?

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#3 posted 04-03-2012 05:52 PM

I found the piece out on the bay where I live, I had one piece that I was going to use but it didn’t quite feel like the right one and I planed on using it in a head board. This one I had spotted out a wile back and was waiting for the right project to come along to put into play. Getting it back home was a trick me and another guy managed to pull it off.

-- Jeffro,knockonwood

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#4 posted 04-03-2012 06:11 PM

Good idea to hollow that out it must have weighed a ton!

-- Steve - Wasilla, Alaska

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#5 posted 04-03-2012 06:13 PM

Jeffro,

That is an amazing natural sculpture! Makes me want to go to the beach and look for driftwood!

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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#6 posted 04-03-2012 08:12 PM

WOW!!! this will make the daily top 3!! I love it. Must be worth a bob or two.

-- Andy Halewoodworker. You can't finish if you don't finish. So finish it, because finish is everything.

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#7 posted 04-03-2012 08:22 PM

Amazing!

-- Mother Nature talks, I try to listen

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#8 posted 04-03-2012 09:09 PM

You’ve gotta be kidding me. I would have never imagined a whole root system becoming a chandelier!

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#9 posted 04-03-2012 09:34 PM

Damn! Ya did it again! batting. .999!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#10 posted 04-03-2012 09:57 PM

Spectacular

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#11 posted 04-03-2012 10:14 PM

Looks Awsome!!!

-- "Your Design or Mine!"

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#12 posted 04-03-2012 11:14 PM

That make a sick coat hanger!

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#13 posted 04-03-2012 11:26 PM

Another Awesome!!

-- Nick, Virginia, http://www.etsy.com/shop/NONICKSWOOD

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#14 posted 04-03-2012 11:37 PM

Holy Batcrap!!! Way cool.

always,
J.C.

-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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#15 posted 04-04-2012 03:23 AM

Looks like a challenge well done. How much do you think it weighed when you got done?

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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