Garden Table

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Project by Jamie Speirs posted 05-05-2012 11:44 AM 2917 views 6 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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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 05-05-2012 12:00 PM

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 05-05-2012 12:14 PM

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 bête mais on sent bien quand on se fait mal" - my grandfather

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#3 posted 05-05-2012 01:18 PM

That’s a beautiful top. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#4 posted 05-05-2012 01:21 PM

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 05-05-2012 01:52 PM

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

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#6 posted 05-05-2012 01:56 PM

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

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

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#7 posted 05-05-2012 02:01 PM

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 79 yr young apprentice carpenter

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Jim Bertelson

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#8 posted 05-05-2012 02:28 PM

‘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 05-05-2012 02:49 PM

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

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#10 posted 05-05-2012 03:03 PM

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 @ used2btrees

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#11 posted 05-05-2012 03:05 PM


-- David South FLorida

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#12 posted 05-05-2012 11:19 PM

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 05-06-2012 01:34 AM

You did a wonderful job

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#14 posted 05-06-2012 11:48 AM

Really beautiful!


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#15 posted 05-15-2012 08:39 AM

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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