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SUPER RUSTIC GARDEN OBELISK

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Project by rivergirl posted 05-27-2012 07:01 PM 3429 views 1 time favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this today for my mother’s 70th birthday she loves plants and flowers and has been asking me to build her a trellis or two. This obelisk is obviously super rustic- nothing fancy- easy to build (screws and nails no mortise and tenon at all.) It is made of locust with grapevine accents and is 7 feet tall. When it falls apart I will just build her a new one. :)

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."





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will delaney

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#1 posted 05-27-2012 07:17 PM

Very nice! Its a great feeling to be able to create and make something out of the material around you. I’m sure your mother loves it because it was made with love.

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rivergirl

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#2 posted 05-27-2012 07:26 PM

Thanks! I haven’t given it to her yet. Tomorrow is her birthday. ;) I am cheap. I don’t like to buy wood if I can avoid it. These locusts were sprouting up on the perimeter of my yard, and I have been meaning to cut them, so today I killed two birds with one stone. :)

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#3 posted 05-27-2012 07:34 PM

The best…many more things should be built with the same conscious.

-- christine

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#4 posted 05-27-2012 07:43 PM

So cool, Kelly! Boy! You are a woman of action! What a great way to use what you have available. She is going to love it! :)

Sheila

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

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Jamie Speirs

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#5 posted 05-27-2012 07:43 PM

Kelly

That is great and once it is planted up it will

look more natural

My Mums Birthday would be today

Boy Gemini Mothers :)

What smells best

Wood Chips or Puppies? LoL

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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rivergirl

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#6 posted 05-27-2012 07:54 PM

Tough call on the smells Jamie. And for the record, I am also a Gemini mother! My mother loves her flower gardens and she will have this one all trellised up in a jiffy. I am thinking of making a nice generic pergola type thing down by the river. I have given up on the idea of ever getting any help to do it, so I figure I just might go cut some smaller poplar and make it a super rustic pergola ala kelly. What the heck. It can’t be worse than the one I have now (NONE.) LOL

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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rivergirl

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#7 posted 05-27-2012 07:57 PM

Sheila- YOU are the woman of action. I am the woman of INactivity. LOL

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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rivergirl

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#8 posted 05-27-2012 07:58 PM

Christine- I have some ideas for some river stuff that I can build- but after this one I have concluded that sometimes crappy joinery (nails/screws) is good enough. So I think for my outdoor building adventures I am just going to wing it and so be it! :)

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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A Slice of Wood Workshop

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#9 posted 05-27-2012 08:02 PM

Very nice design.

-- Tim- http://www.asliceofwoodworkshop.com; Twitter-@asliceofwood; Facebook-http://www.facebook.com/asliceofwood

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#10 posted 05-27-2012 08:11 PM

You have been quiet for a while Rivergirl, welcome back to LJ. Nice creation for your mom.

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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~Julie~

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#11 posted 05-27-2012 08:33 PM

Nice project Kelly. It’s good to see you back creating!

-- ~Julie~ followyourheartwoodworking.blogspot.ca

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#12 posted 05-27-2012 09:09 PM

Hey Kelly Happy B/day for your Mum tomorrow I bet she will just love this, some things money just can’t buy : ))
Why not paint some horemone on the bottom of the legs & who knows they may just sprout :: ))
Pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#13 posted 05-27-2012 09:31 PM

Nice to see you back. I have collected a bunch of rustic material, but never got anything done with it. Nice project idea for it.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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patron

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#14 posted 05-27-2012 09:45 PM

thats the ticket kelly

happy birthday to you both

what kind of birds
are those you are making for lunch

is the whole gang there
hi to all as they become conscious
(jf you can get in a word) lol

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#15 posted 05-27-2012 10:19 PM

thats to cool she will love it .wish i had one in my yard that looks great

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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