Live edge side table

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Project by GrandpRas posted 04-25-2013 06:59 PM 1144 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A farmer friend in Iowa cut and milled several hundred board feet of black walnut from his property and sold it to me. It broke my heart to waste even a knotted and fissured piece so I decided to celebrate nature’s perfect imperfections instead. Rather than trying to hide or cut around the knots and fissures, I highlight them with metal or stone fill. I have received several orders for customized pieces from people who live viewed this one.

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 04-25-2013 07:51 PM

Just my kind of thing. Love it.

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#2 posted 04-25-2013 07:56 PM

Checked out some of your projects Monte – wonderful.

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#3 posted 04-26-2013 02:36 AM

I like your style

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#4 posted 04-26-2013 03:53 AM

I love your love for wood. Me too. So nice to have such great stash of walnut, and I love the mix of the rough lumber and cultured legs.

-- Natalie - My mind is like a bad neighborhood, I don't like to go there alone.

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#5 posted 04-29-2013 02:54 PM

Gorgeous side table! Love the live edge and the inlays, has lots of character and it complements the beautiful legs. Great job!

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#6 posted 04-29-2013 02:57 PM

I really like this. There are some nice contrasting concepts in it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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