Blue Pine and Sugar maple

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Project by LightfootLtd posted 04-27-2012 02:28 PM 2647 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a butcher block made from Beetle kill pine taken out of Red Feather Lakes, Colorado. The top is end-grain hard maple finished with mineral oil. it is removable in order to be easily cleaned.


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#1 posted 04-27-2012 06:15 PM

The blight those beetles create is unsightly in nature. Making beautiful pieces like you have right here is the only reason to have a fondness for those little bugs.

-- Tree, wood, and box lover from Pennsylvania

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#2 posted 04-27-2012 08:03 PM

I like it, looks great

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#3 posted 04-28-2012 11:39 AM

That is a Beauty!

-- ~ Bob ~ Newton, N.H.

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#4 posted 04-28-2012 11:59 AM

Having lived in Colorado, I think the beauty of blue (beetle-kill) pine is under-appreciated. Admittedly, it’s very rustic – so it only appeals to certain tastes. I once put up beetle-kill wainscoting in a room that turned out great. It can have blue, purple, and gray colors in the wood.

This piece looks great, and the construction is excellent. Nice job.

-- Some problems are best solved with an optimistic approach. Optimism shines a light on alternatives that are otherwise not visible.

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#5 posted 04-28-2012 12:37 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks , a world of advise, opinions, and experiences, all shared without judgement.

That’s one good lookin’ Butcher Block Table.

Nicely done. – Len

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#6 posted 04-28-2012 01:16 PM

Wow, thanks everyone for the positive comments! Definitely did not expect such quick exposure. Ill have to post up a few more projects. !


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#7 posted 04-28-2012 01:58 PM

Having seen the devastation of beetle kill in Colorado first hand, I’m glad that some good can come out of it.

-- Benjamen Johnson, Burbs of Minneapolis

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#8 posted 04-28-2012 05:50 PM

Looks great. I wish I had some of that pine for intarsia work. It would make a great sky or ocean and probably a host of other things too. We get some blue pine here from a fungus that is harmless , but leaves about the same color in pine.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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