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Project by Monte Pittman posted 05-27-2013 12:14 AM 3327 views 1 time favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Afternoon project. It’s 60 inches tall, 40 inches wide and about 175 pounds. This one has a bottom in it. I don’t normally stain anything made of landscape timbers, but it’s what the customer wanted. For outdoor stain I use CabotAustrslian Timber Oil.

Thanks for llooking

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

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#1 posted 05-27-2013 12:37 AM

That is a very sturdy looking piece of yard art and at 175# it should stay put .

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#2 posted 05-27-2013 12:41 AM

Looks like a great job. If it were yours, you could just tie it down to one of those ROCKS in the background.

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

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#3 posted 05-27-2013 01:04 AM

So is the customer picking it up? LOL! How’s the saw mill coming?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#4 posted 05-27-2013 01:12 AM

They are here visiting relatives. Taking it to Utah tomorrow. By the way, it hass 22 landscape timbers and about 5 pounds of screws.

The Sawmill is purring like a kitten.

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

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#5 posted 05-27-2013 01:21 AM

Nice one Monte…. Thinking they wont have to worry about someone carrying it off….lol

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#6 posted 05-27-2013 02:22 AM

Nice project!

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#7 posted 05-27-2013 02:57 AM

Holy crow monte. That’s a great piece. Well done sir!

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#8 posted 05-27-2013 03:37 AM

Great job Monte. I’m sure they will love it. Built one similar years ago and set in in front of the house. I added a rope, bucket, and handle {hint} to mine. From time to time when cutting the grass I’ll find money in there. Either my neighbors like it or are very wishful.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#9 posted 05-27-2013 08:59 AM

Great looking well Monte. I think the logs look better than the lumber type ones, although it must be pretty heavy to move around.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#10 posted 05-27-2013 09:48 AM

Nice job Monte. Industrial strength with that design. I like the color the stain brought to the piece. Hope they find a suitable place for it and don’t think about moving it around once there!

-- ---Joel; Central MD...rookie empter nester and getting back into woodworking!

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#11 posted 05-27-2013 11:28 AM

Very nice work Monte ! It looks great !

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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#12 posted 05-27-2013 11:31 AM

That’s a nice one, Monte. It looks real good.

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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#13 posted 05-27-2013 12:21 PM

Cool piece. I see some boards stacked back there… Looks like you been saw-millin’ a bunch of logs :-)

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#14 posted 05-27-2013 01:16 PM

Looks like a fun project, very nicely done monte

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#15 posted 05-27-2013 01:45 PM

nice clean job

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