Field Stone , Concrete, and Wood Table

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Project by tinnman65 posted 10-22-2012 09:14 PM 6266 views 10 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my last finished project. This is one of the results from taking a class on mixing these three elements in furniture and sculptor. I would like to start to add some texture to my work when its possible plus its just plain fun playing in mud! The wood is butternut and it really was a nice looking piece of wood but it just seemed to work better ebonized with the black concrete. You can’t see it from the pictures but there is a 36” X 1/2” steel rod running through the concrete used to support the top.This little table is about 46’’ long X 18” high. Thanks for looking.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#1 posted 10-22-2012 09:46 PM

Wow, what a celebration of textures and colors.
I really like it.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#2 posted 10-22-2012 10:14 PM

I love playing with concrete.

Is the concrete just one piece?

-- Mike - In Fort McMurray Alberta

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#3 posted 10-23-2012 12:54 AM

That is a sweet combination of material. I love creative projects and I love this one!!

Way to go, Paul!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

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#4 posted 10-23-2012 01:49 AM

Bagtown, Yes it is just one piece with a mortice cut in the top to accept the tapered concrete.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#5 posted 10-23-2012 01:59 AM

Paul, that is a thing. Of beauty.

-- Mike - In Fort McMurray Alberta

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#6 posted 10-23-2012 07:28 AM

At first I thought the top was concrete, before I zoomed pics…

-- "ButI'mMuchBetterNow"

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#7 posted 10-23-2012 09:06 AM

Big like.

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#8 posted 10-23-2012 10:37 AM

Very nice.

-- Mike - Northern Upper Michigan

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#9 posted 10-23-2012 12:04 PM

Your stuff always amazes me man. Awesome. I know my kids would see it and want to climb all over it…think the table could handle that?

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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#10 posted 10-23-2012 12:51 PM

Nice build. There a lot to like here.

The design is great and your choice of material are bold.

Great work.

-- Anthony

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#11 posted 10-23-2012 04:35 PM

Nice combination of not only materials, and the placement of them, but also the forms and lines, both curved and straight, that you’ve included here. I am also becoming more and more a fan of mixed media pieces. Not losing any room in my heart for all-wooden pieces, just becoming more open to other options.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#12 posted 10-23-2012 04:39 PM


-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#13 posted 10-23-2012 05:27 PM

Great job, Paul.

Beautiful design and execution.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#14 posted 10-23-2012 08:10 PM

amazing design!

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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#15 posted 10-23-2012 09:00 PM

Of absolute charm. Something very unique.

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