Custom Wedding Table Number Holders...

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Project by degoose posted 04-25-2012 07:26 AM 2897 views 2 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had an order come in from my Etsy shop…
This custom set of table number placecard holders was made from the natural branch of a native hardwood… I think the timber is Ironbark but I am not sure… there are twelve pieces in the set and each is different and unique…

The branch came from a tree that was felled several years ago and has seasoned nicely… it is very dense and heavy…

The contrast between the heart wood and the sap wood and the bark is dramatic…

The top is angle cut and there is a kerf [saw cut groove] across the top to hold a place card with the table number on it…

Finished with two coats of satin Polyurethane and wax…

I feel honoured to be asked to supply the holders for Tory’s wedding.

They will be personally delivered this week…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#1 posted 04-25-2012 07:36 AM

Very cool idea Larry. Love the wood you chose. I’ll bet they will love them.

-- Don't waste today, it is yesterdays tomorrow!~SisQMark

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#2 posted 04-25-2012 08:11 AM

Nice timber and good idea for holding cards. It looks to me it is ironbark, as you say.
Is it the start to try woodturning?

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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#3 posted 04-25-2012 08:18 AM

No Sam … wood turning is for when I

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#4 posted 04-25-2012 08:49 AM

Unusual and nice idea for rustic place cards Larry. I’ve never seen such a contrast between heartwood and what we call Spring wood (Spring growth) here.

I had to pick up a few things from my woodworking store yesterday and my wife came into the store with me. She has never been particularly interested in my woodworking, but while there, to my amazement she found something she liked!

It was some artfully cut thick squares of wood about 12”X 12” with abstract designs. Each one was painted with several different acrylic colors and very nicely done.

I could see the wind go out of her sails when I told her they were turned on a lathe. And considering that there were grooves in the abstract design near the edges it would take a lathe with a big swing to accomplish the eccentric mount required to turn them.

I told her that if she bought me a much bigger lathe I could make some for her. She is still laughing.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 04-25-2012 08:51 AM

Very funny Mike…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#6 posted 04-25-2012 10:03 AM

Very interesting pieces of wood !

-- If it smells good, eat it ! The pig caught under the fence is the one doing all thesquealing

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#7 posted 04-25-2012 10:08 AM

love the wood. Great idea for the pieces.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#8 posted 04-25-2012 10:15 AM

Great use … and unusual use … for some nice stock.
Very creative, Larry.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#9 posted 04-25-2012 10:50 AM

these are really cool larry,it reminds me of seeing coconuts on tables at hawaiian outings…i think a really nice wood for here in the states would walnut…....have a nice day at the wedding….grizz p.s. hey mike, that was a great try…dont let the laughing get to ya, someday she might want something , and you can do the same thing..just laugh….what goes around comes around…lol…..but nice try

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#10 posted 04-25-2012 11:46 AM

Great itea Larry. Nice job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#11 posted 04-25-2012 12:36 PM

Cool job. Larry.

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#12 posted 04-25-2012 01:53 PM

They chose the right guy to create this unique set of number card holders. Nice job larry!

-- Lorna, Cape Cod

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#13 posted 04-25-2012 02:14 PM

As always, nice job Larry.

-- Robert: Life is all about the stories ~

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#14 posted 04-25-2012 02:44 PM

Cool looking project Larry.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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#15 posted 04-25-2012 03:04 PM

Cool Idea Larry ,I’m going out to firewood pile right now…If I had one :))

-- Custom furniture

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