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Project by BrianM posted 04-01-2008 04:56 PM 1103 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Not great pictures, but you will get the idea.

This is not wood and a explanation may be in order. In Maine we have a co-op gallery with items of iron, wood, stone and glass. Tenotim used to be a member until he decided to move to Texas.

Thought you would be interested in this table our iron guy just completed. The base is iron, but the top is a piece of 3 foot square crushed lobster shells that are held together with epoxy (it’s a patented system the girl that makes them has) and has a 1/4” plate glass secured to the crushed shells.

She makes a number of items with this product, but this is our first venture into furniture.

The goal is to have the tourists come here and spend a lot of money on a lobster dinner and then drop a grand to take the lobster waste back home with them in the form of a table :))

Waste nothing!

-- There is no such thing as scrap wood!,





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tenontim

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#1 posted 04-01-2008 05:04 PM

Is this the “Lobsterware” girl, Tamara? This is nice. I guess it’s a good thing I moved all of that big Arts & Crafts furniture out, so she’d have room to expand. This is for the big lobster eaters. ;o]

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#2 posted 04-01-2008 07:26 PM

That is a nice table.

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Scott Bryan

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#3 posted 04-01-2008 08:32 PM

Brian,

That is a very unique table. It that its natural color or is it dyed?

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 04-02-2008 01:08 AM

That’s pretty cool.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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BrianM

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#5 posted 04-02-2008 01:18 PM

Hey Scott.

It is the natural color of the shells mixed with the exoxy. She also does one in mussel shells which is a pretty blue.

-- There is no such thing as scrap wood!,

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#6 posted 04-13-2008 05:09 PM

I love stuff like this! Like to see the mussel table.

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