Candle centre pieces from old electricity crossbeams, insulators - totally recycled - even the bolts

  • Advertise with us
Project by TerinaC posted 07-04-2012 10:27 AM 1274 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have completed five new pieces – all from discarded electricity cross beam and their insulators and the metal bolts they sit on – I have tried not to overwork the timber – as always – and I feel a little embarrassed as my bits and bobs in no way resemble some of the beautiful pieces I see you guys do – but I am really loving the work involved and much of it is trial and error – mostly error – and I am getting so enamoured with these old pieces of trees that have over the years seen everything from horse and buggy through to modern day cars, single electricity wires to optic fibre cabling, forests to farms then towns to suburbs – and still they are what they are – each piece of tree stunning in its own right.

-- Terina C

8 comments so far

View Kookaburra's profile


748 posts in 2421 days

#1 posted 07-04-2012 04:54 PM

I love your re-use of “trash’! I especially like the one with the tie-downs.

And don’t be embarrassed – I am fairly certain that most of us here are in awe of the mighty few. :) As long as I am enjoying myself and feel as though I am learning, I am completely satisfied.

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

View TerinaC's profile


51 posts in 2402 days

#2 posted 07-04-2012 09:38 PM

Thanks Kay – I am having alot of fun – have learn to wear a mask when sanding and bought my drill press last week – and it is making life sooooo much easier and faster – was very excited to have interest from an interior designer the other day – I laugh when I find myself lovingly touching the timber in awe of its inner beauty when the exterior is so rough and weather worn – alot like people really ha ha ha

-- Terina C

View PASs's profile


595 posts in 3295 days

#3 posted 07-05-2012 04:41 AM


-- Pete, "It isn't broken, you just aren't using it right."

View TerinaC's profile


51 posts in 2402 days

#4 posted 07-05-2012 11:51 AM

Thanks Pete! I seem to work in batches – so these photos are of 5 pieces I finished last weekend – I really appreciate the feedback :)

-- Terina C

View Roger's profile


20952 posts in 3001 days

#5 posted 07-05-2012 12:27 PM

Old wood, new wood. They’ve all got their own stories. You are very creative. Keep on keepin on. You’re doin fine things

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

View Jim Jakosh's profile

Jim Jakosh

21712 posts in 3303 days

#6 posted 07-18-2012 01:06 AM

Nice projects! How are the new drill press and miter saw? do you have a bandsaw?

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

View TerinaC's profile


51 posts in 2402 days

#7 posted 07-18-2012 07:31 AM

Thanks Jim! My drill press was going great – til I bent the shaft Grrr – I will work with 100 yr old hardwood ha ha ha – and I get my new compound mitre saw tomorrow so I am excited about that :) No Band saw as yet – am not sure if I need a band saw or a table saw – more research required.

-- Terina C

View lew's profile


12424 posts in 3952 days

#8 posted 07-18-2012 11:11 PM

I love that weathered wood. It gives the pieces such great character!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics