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Project by Jay20650 posted 692 days ago 1219 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

From a firewood pile comes a rustic yet artsy end table. Sure it has cracks in it, but that just gives it character! The end grain on this was so beautiful I had to find something to make out of it, but I didn’t have a lot of time, so now it’s a 300lb table. We just can’t decide which way it should face…picture 2 or picture 4?

-- Jay, http://www.facebook.com/porcupinedesigns





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Mike67

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#1 posted 692 days ago

Awesome.
I like the wood side facing out with the bark toward the sofa.

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Granddaddy1

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#2 posted 692 days ago

I like pic #2. How did you make those cuts?

-- Ron Wilson - maker of fine firewood!

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BTimmons

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#3 posted 692 days ago

That looks really cool!

Granddaddy1 – I’m betting on chainsaw followed by a router sled.

-- Brian in Arlington, TX

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garriv777

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#4 posted 692 days ago

My vote is for picture #2.

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sam20650

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#5 posted 691 days ago

Brian: That’s exactly it…

We were milling logs with the chainsaw mill and came across this chunk. The curly bit in the middle was what caught our eye…

And thanks guys that is my vote too :)

-- "It is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail." -Abraham Maslow

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JerryS

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#6 posted 691 days ago

Great looking piece , did you seal the bark as well ?

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Jamie Speirs

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#7 posted 691 days ago

Nice & simple

I’m looking at using the Greene & Green

steel bands to stop splitting. They are wedged

so can be tightened.

Jamie

-- 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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Paxamime

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#8 posted 690 days ago

Two like this a couple feet apart with a piece of glass on top would make an amazing coffee table. And I vote for the bark facing outwards!

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sam20650

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#9 posted 688 days ago

We did seal the bark…but I have a feeling that in a few years we will move it back out to the shop, scrape the bark and fill some of the cracks with epoxy…this chunk of wood was literally just cut so it is still moving a lot…but that actually is part of the fun for us to see what it is going to do:)

@Paxamine: that would look awesome…too many dogs and kids in our house for anything with a glass top though :) Also you better get it JUST where you want it because these hunks of wood are HEAVY. You wont be vacuuming under it weekly that is for sure!

-- "It is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail." -Abraham Maslow

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