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Project by TZH posted 10-23-2012 06:42 PM 1229 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Started this project a long time ago – finally got it done. Ponderosa Pine “root” that looked to me like the “Kraken” from Pirates of the Caribbean movie. We have a bunch of these types of roots on our property, but finding one still pretty much intact is a challenge. Most have rotted over the years to a point of not being of any use. Nobody wants to burn these in fireplaces or woodstoves because of all the resin that accumulates in the core over time. With luck, I found this one, and this is the result. Took one coat of brush on Spar Gloss Marine varnish, and two more coats of the same varnish in spray form. Sorry about the quality of the photos – I ain’t known for my photography, that’s fer sure. Thanks for looking.

TZH

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junipercanyon

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#1 posted 10-23-2012 06:50 PM

Great project…I have a few of those resin filled roots as well, I’ve been thinking about building a glass table similar to yours, and now I know it will look awesome if I do!!!! Thanks for posting.

-- Juniper Canyon Design

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FlyingMLB

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#2 posted 10-23-2012 06:51 PM

Awesome as always. Thanks for sharing.

-- Flying MLB *** A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 10-23-2012 09:31 PM

Beautiful wood. That’s quite a piece of glass also.

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

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tinnman65

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#4 posted 10-23-2012 09:31 PM

Very nice, anything but a glass top would hide that beautiful base.

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

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Fishinbo

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#5 posted 10-23-2012 09:39 PM

It has a very polished look at my end. Well done.

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Bluepine38

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#6 posted 10-24-2012 01:33 PM

Great looking table, and a wonderful base. Looks very natural and well finished at the same time. Thank you
for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 76 yr young apprentice carpenter

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GrandpaLen

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#7 posted 10-24-2012 03:03 PM

Ted,

So very seldom do we get a chance to appreciate the beauty of Mother Nature’s creations beneath the soil.

You’ve done Her proud.

Thanks for sharing. – Grandpa Len.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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