imprint table 1

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Project by Geoffrey Young posted 01-16-2013 03:41 AM 756 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

a simple little table, made from NZ rimu with macrocarpa legs.
Therty years ago the the top was cut out of a benchtop to fit a sink and that offcut has been used as a kitchen chopping board till it was given to me to make something with.
The surface had therty years of cuts and dents and the edge was as it had been cut out of the bench top.
So all i did was sand the top and bottem surfaces flat and smooth and where the deepst gouge in the top was, using an angle grinder with a flappy disc i sculpted a swallow depression, then fitted four square legs at angle and then oiled.
The depression sometimes looks like it is a water bubble and attracts you to feel it to see. It was a way of leaving my fingureprint and keeping the story and history intact, and its funtional as a dish.


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#1 posted 01-16-2013 03:53 AM

That gives recycling a whole new meaning : )

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#2 posted 01-16-2013 05:56 AM

I love the reworking of old wood.

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#3 posted 01-16-2013 12:54 PM

excellent job sir

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

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#4 posted 01-16-2013 02:00 PM

Ingenious, nice work

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#5 posted 01-16-2013 04:12 PM

Like this kind of table, simple but very functional. The cuts and depression add some character to it.


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#6 posted 01-16-2013 04:38 PM

Wabi-Sabi, nice recycle.

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#7 posted 01-16-2013 08:19 PM

Very nice little table, and the depression really adds visual interest to the top. Well done!

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