Waterfall Redwood?

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Project by robert triplett posted 11-17-2012 06:25 PM 1639 views 5 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I delivered some items to The Brown Dog Gallery in McCloud, Ca this summer. While I was there I asked the owner if her husband had any scrap wood. She has told me he has stacks of wood from their days in Mendocino. He makes furniture and I thought he might have interesting scrap pieces. He came over and bought me a box of wood and a few boards of Redwood. One he called Waterfall Redwood- 6’ x 8” x 3/4”. NICE SCRAP!! Here is the box I made from half of the board. Watco Danish Oil- a lot of it. I may try some wipe on Poly on a piece to see if it enhances the color. Curly Redwood and Redwood Burl on the top and tray. The box is 11 3/4”L x 7”T x 9 W. Now I have to decide what to do with it. Probably too nice for the shows I usually do. Maybe take it to a gallery in Mendocino where the wood came from.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#1 posted 11-17-2012 06:33 PM

Robert, great work! Some beautiful wood to boot.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 11-17-2012 07:17 PM

Wow that is electric! gorgeous display of the wood! Great box.

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

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#3 posted 11-17-2012 07:27 PM

WOW! I’ve never seen quilt that deep in redwood before. Hat’s off to your framing the top in burl. Thanks for the post, it is inspiring.

-- Greg, No. Cal. - "Gaudete in Domino Semper"

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#4 posted 11-17-2012 09:27 PM

That is fantastic wood! Well done on the box.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#5 posted 11-17-2012 11:02 PM

The top looks like fabric with folds in it. Man that is some lovely wood and you did a great job on this build.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#6 posted 11-18-2012 01:07 AM

That’s a beauty! Great work.

-- Ron Wilson - maker of fine firewood!

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#7 posted 11-18-2012 01:37 AM

One word: WOW!!

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#8 posted 11-18-2012 01:38 AM

You got any more of that wood you want to part with?

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robert triplett

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#9 posted 11-18-2012 01:47 AM

Thanks all. I do like using pretty wood.
Mip, I wish I had a lot of this wood. I have the other half of the board that i used on the sides. I sent pictures of the box to the guy I got the wood from. Maybe he will decide I can use it more than him!! LOL His wife jokes that he has way too much wood and the kids will burn it when he dies. I always ask after his health when I call her at her gallery.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#10 posted 11-18-2012 03:53 AM

WOW thats is some great figuring, I’ve never seen anything like it. So cool the guy just gave it to you.

Of course a great box too.

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#11 posted 11-18-2012 04:26 AM

Whoa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! that is some of the prettiest wood I ever saw!!
Nice box you made out of it, too!!!!!!!!!......................Jim

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

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#12 posted 11-18-2012 05:55 AM

I imagine the poly will bring all of that grain to an even higher level of beauty ! Very nice project : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#13 posted 11-18-2012 12:57 PM

Wow! You scored some amazing wood! It’s a beautiful box. I had quite a chuckle about you asking about his health; you don’t want to wish anyone harm . . . but man, that wood is gorgeous.

-- Mother Nature talks, I try to listen

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#14 posted 11-18-2012 09:48 PM

Shimmer me timber…wow!

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#15 posted 11-18-2012 09:52 PM

that is beautiful!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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