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One of my Tables at the Audubon Zoo

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Project by Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor posted 10-09-2012 10:22 PM 5644 views 2 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a sculpted oak table I built a little over 2 years ago. It is in the Administration office of the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans. It is sculpted from lumber salvaged from Oak trees that were knocked over during hurricane katrina.
I just recently took a photo of it at its home in the Audubon Institute office.

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.





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Lee Barker

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#1 posted 10-09-2012 10:25 PM

There’s lots to catch the eye and please the heart there, Greg. Nice work, as always.

Kindly,

Lee

-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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#2 posted 10-09-2012 10:31 PM

yes it is beautiful , and in the right area as well, did you donate it or was there a request for it, ive often wondered about making some pieces and donate them to such causes as the zoo…..its nice to have your work spread out in and around your own community…very good work…grizz

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#3 posted 10-09-2012 10:50 PM

Great Job Greg ,very cool table.

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#4 posted 10-09-2012 11:01 PM

I like the way you did the carving on the legs and apron. Nice finish. What did you use?

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#5 posted 10-09-2012 11:23 PM

That’s a pretty table and very nice product placement.

Congrats!!

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#6 posted 10-09-2012 11:42 PM

I love you tables Greg. I have been wanting to make one of these since I saw your padauk and zebrawood. Maybe I will try the sculpting on one of the fish tanks I have planned to build.

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#7 posted 10-10-2012 12:11 AM

NICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WORK!!!!!!!!!!

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#8 posted 10-10-2012 12:28 AM

Nice table. I like the chairs too.

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#9 posted 10-10-2012 12:32 AM

Beautiful work!!!

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#10 posted 10-10-2012 12:54 AM

That looks great in that setting. Now you need to take the chairs home for a little sculpting. They look like a great match for your table.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#11 posted 10-10-2012 01:03 AM

I thank you for your kind feedback. The tables are fun to make but are a pain to transport to shows…therefore I only make them as a commission and only when they are for locations that are close enough to put in my van and deliver. I guess that is why I like making the boxes more…besides, it takes as much time to sculpt one table leg as it does to sculpt a box. However..when the money is right…...

Grizzman…it was a sale…not a donation but what a location. The cats in the background really make for a tremendous backdrop.

mbs…the finish is the wipe on poly satin. I use it on tables cause it is durable and comes out better than if I ttried brushing it on or spraying it.

Joey…I know you would come out with an outstanding sculpted fish tank. Now that you said it you gotta do it.

MonteCristo…the chairs are really nice and a good match. I did not make the chairs.

Andy…I would gladly sculpt on the chairs if I could convince them to put them in the van

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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#12 posted 10-10-2012 01:06 AM

Great looking piece Greg. I’m not sure if our fellow Lumberjocks know how prestigious the Audubon Institute is, you must be terribly proud to have you work displayed there. I wish that I had some of that old oak – there are some majestic oak trees in the Park. Well done Greg!

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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#13 posted 10-10-2012 05:23 AM

Nice ripples and waves to make the eye wander over the table. Very cool!!

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#14 posted 10-10-2012 11:56 AM

Beautiful Greg! Your work amazes me!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#15 posted 10-10-2012 01:24 PM

That is a gorgeous piece of work. I Love it!

Congrats on having such prestigious placement too!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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