The Spirit of Wood

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Project by Cedarman posted 05-20-2012 02:25 PM 1417 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Being able to create furniture around your wood may seem backwards, but when you have very special lumber, its hard to resist. These boards were hidden away in a log wrapped in poison ivy and littered with bulletts. Luckily, there were four 16 inch wide boards screaming with color and figure. Finished with two coats of epoxy on top and gloss marine varnish on framing, these dining tables are ready for years of use.

-- Adam, Ridgeway,Va

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 05-20-2012 02:28 PM

Wow, very beautiful.

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

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#2 posted 05-20-2012 02:34 PM

Nothing backwards about giving wood due respect. Great work!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#3 posted 05-20-2012 02:48 PM

That wood is of the “Holy Smokes” variety!
Great job on bringing out it’s splendor on that nice table!

-- Eric down in sunny Florida.

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#4 posted 05-20-2012 03:19 PM

Wow that is pretty wood! I was able to buy some box elder boards with similar color and you are right- they just call out to be something outstanding!! Thanks for sharing…...............Jim

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

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#5 posted 05-20-2012 05:47 PM

Drying time? I’m with you on the love of wood. I’m a tree hugger. With out them we’d die? You do some respectful work!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#6 posted 05-20-2012 06:44 PM

Freaky image in there, super cool

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#7 posted 05-20-2012 11:19 PM


You do very nice work and that cedar… just make it absolutely beautiful. Again, great, great eye and skills.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#8 posted 06-01-2012 08:11 PM

That is very beautiful. There was a lot of WOW under the poison ivy and bullets. Great job.

-- Peter, A man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still.

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#9 posted 06-02-2012 02:12 AM

WOW! That is some really pretty wood, and NICE work. It’s cedar, right…Cedarman?

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