Acrylic AND Chestnut ?

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Project by jaykaypur posted 09-12-2012 11:53 PM 1405 views 2 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is OLD wormy chestnut and some kind of 1950’s acrylic tile. LOL A friend asked if I wanted an old wormy chestnut bookcase and I said sure. Turned out to be a room divider that measured 8’ long, 74’’ tall, and 32’’ wide. It consisted of 3/4’’ ply and the whole thing was trimmed out in chestnut—-a lot of chestnut. The bottom had 4 sliding doors made outta some kind of 1950’s acrylic (or something?). I tore the whole thing apart and made this chestnut box for the people who gave it to me. I tried to incorporate both the wood and the acrylic in this. It turned out okay and I think they will like it. Thanks for the looks and the comments.

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#1 posted 09-13-2012 12:10 AM

Very cool and different and free wood thats even better

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#2 posted 09-13-2012 12:15 AM

Dude, that tile is pretty cool looking. Have a square to spare? :) I’ve only had a bit of overcooked chestnut and I turned it into bowls I’ll probably be finishing out soon. Good work.

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#3 posted 09-13-2012 12:21 AM

neat looking box, that chestnut is some pretty wood. the tile loks like something from an old startrek set

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#4 posted 09-13-2012 12:27 AM

i think its really cool, beautiful chestnut wood…and cool looking tile…

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#5 posted 09-13-2012 12:49 AM

Have to agree: this is really cool, and the tile sets it off.

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#6 posted 09-13-2012 01:08 AM

Love that tile! Reminds me of a computer circuit board.

Nice score of the Chestnut, too!

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#7 posted 09-13-2012 01:33 AM

I thought it was a circuit board at first. Love the wood. That is a great score, I look forward to seeing what else you make with it.


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#8 posted 09-13-2012 01:42 AM

I love this one. I like the tile and you can’t go wrong with Chestnut.

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#9 posted 09-13-2012 02:48 AM

Chestnut is very pretty. Tile makes it unique. They should appreciate it.

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

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#10 posted 09-13-2012 11:39 AM

Hey Jay, I really like this piece, it almost has a tribal vibe to it with the tile design. This was a great way to make something interesting from the materials you were given. You could make a collection of all kinds of themed pieces with those tiles! Great work on it!

-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW

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#11 posted 09-13-2012 07:03 PM

At first I thought the top was a circuit board … even enlarged it appeared to be that until I went back and read the description.

Really a good looking project!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#12 posted 09-13-2012 09:19 PM

Love the box and tile; ain’t recycling great? I thought it was a circuit board as well; I might try a box with some I have hanging around. Thanks for posting!

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#13 posted 09-14-2012 02:53 PM

I like the multimedia.

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#14 posted 09-16-2012 02:23 AM

You made the wood and tile work. Nice job. I like it.

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#15 posted 09-25-2012 02:21 PM

Great use of the top. Before I zoomed in, I thought it was a computer board, which would have been interesting.

Nice job. Can’t wait to see what you can do with more tools. You deserve them.

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