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Garden Table

Wyche Elm

Danish Oil Mix

Joints Half Lap & Dovetail with brass screws for accent

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#1 posted 817 days ago

ah, that looks good jamie, that is some pretty elm, and i like the brass screw detail…very nice, good to see you here…

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

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#2 posted 817 days ago

Very nice Jamie,
I love the look of elm, great grain, tastefully emphasized by your design. I would love to try to work with this wood myself some day.

-- Fabrice - "On est bien bĂȘte mais on sent bien quand on se fait mal" - my grandfather

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#3 posted 817 days ago

That’s a beautiful top. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#4 posted 817 days ago

I love the way that looks very natural, you did an awesome job

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#5 posted 817 days ago

Thanks for sharing your project, it’s a beautiful project. Elm makes some fantastic looking furniture.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#6 posted 817 days ago

You worked the live edge in ABSOLUTELY PERFECT. Nice job !

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#7 posted 817 days ago

Great looking top for that garden table, just enough rustic with that smooth dovetail joint and finish to make
it look very good, and I can hear my beautiful lady sayilng “That looks too good to put out in the garden or
patio, I think it belongs in the house.” We have been having that liquid sunshine over here for the past couple
of weeks, with more predicted. Just when you start to get a little uptight about it, the sun sneaks through
for a few hours and makes the grass grow. Hope it dries out a bit, I hate planting the garden in mud. Thank
you for sharilng, and good to hear from you again.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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Jim Bertelson

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#8 posted 817 days ago

‘tis a pretty thing. I see you left slots for the birds to poop through, and the squirrels to drop their shells. Don’t put that table in the house and deprive the denizens of the garden a great hangout….....(-:

Bet the cats would think it’s a great place to sun themselves as well…..........

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#9 posted 817 days ago

Very nice balance of natural beauty and excellent (man made) joinery Jamie.
Any more pictures?

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#10 posted 817 days ago

wow..That is so wonderful. ..perfectly pleasing
It is so coincidental. I was just looking at your sit recently. A friend of mine is going to perform my daughter’s marriage ceremony, and she has been wanting a meditation alter. My only association with such a piece was remembering that you made them. She was trying to explain and describe using natural pieces with a crisp, clean design…still trying to put that together in my head -looks like you have mastered it!

-- christine

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#11 posted 817 days ago


-- David South FLorida

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#12 posted 817 days ago

Perfect for a garden setting Jamie. Rustic charm is what came to mind first, and well crafted right after that.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#13 posted 817 days ago

You did a wonderful job

-- Norman

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#14 posted 816 days ago

Really beautiful!


-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs "Knowledge is Power"

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#15 posted 808 days ago

It’s beautiful.
I love the live edge and the finish.
A winner!
Best thoughts,

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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