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Project by woodnot posted 07-06-2008 05:38 PM 2897 views 4 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I found a few pieces of spalted fiddle back maple in our firewood that we collected for heat last winter. The pieces were about 2’ long, cuvred and frankly twisted looking. It was’nt untill I ran them thru my 17” bandsaw did I discover the treasure with in!!! The mahogany top,bottom and cabriole legs were fron old door trim from a remodel. Notice the 5 bookmatched drawer fronts ! ! The pull out necklace slde has particularly stiking grain paterns. The drawers are also made of spalted maple as well. The style and rail sides have bookmatched panels as well as the slide out.

-- NW wood worker

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#1 posted 07-06-2008 05:55 PM

wow…this is beautiful!!! I think you could enter this in the Summer Awards—-”One mans junk”....

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#2 posted 07-06-2008 06:12 PM

Really looks nice. Really good looking wood and workmanship.

-- "A goal without a plan is a wish."

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#4 posted 07-06-2008 06:42 PM

It’s already been said, but WOW! What a find and what a creation from the firewood pile!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#5 posted 07-06-2008 06:59 PM

Great work!

Thanks for the post


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#6 posted 07-06-2008 07:13 PM

Wow!! I think I will check out my firewood and see if any of that is in mine.. NOT!!!!! Mine is all Oak and Pine. Well I guess I will just have to keep looking. Great look stuff. You did a great job on this project. Keep up the great work.

-- Davesfunwoodworking

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#7 posted 07-06-2008 07:14 PM

Glad you had the insight to check the wood before chucking it in the fire. That’s sharp!!!

-- Rusty

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#8 posted 07-06-2008 08:11 PM

Beautiful save. I really like the attention to detail with all the bookmatching. It amazes me to think of how many great pieces like this have literally gone up in smoke because there wasn’t someone with an eye like yours to see the potential.

-- GSY from N. Idaho

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#9 posted 07-06-2008 08:48 PM

Great job, I found a pallet with 1 board on it like that planed out to 1/2 inch, now I am trying to find a few more so I can make some thing out of it .Keep up the good work.

-- Chuck, wiswood2

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#10 posted 07-07-2008 12:00 AM

Beautiful spalted wood. Thank you for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#11 posted 07-07-2008 01:47 AM

Beautiful work, what a find. The book matched drawers are awesome.

-- Andy Stark

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#12 posted 07-07-2008 02:09 AM

Wow just doesn’t seem appropriate, but WOW. You gotta love those time you find treasue in the wood pile.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#13 posted 07-07-2008 02:12 AM

That is awesome!!!

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#14 posted 07-07-2008 04:26 AM

Very, very nice.

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#15 posted 07-07-2008 12:43 PM

Mannnn! What a great find.
You really made good use of that spalted maple.
Excelent project. Thanks for posting.

-- ''Carry on my wayward son''

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