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Project by dennis mitchell posted 08-18-2006 04:23 AM 4074 views 1 time favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Red Birch Twigs, river rock, pine logs combined with pine and distressed alder. The interior is lighted by halogen lights. Front doors are curved solid alder. A drawer is hidden in the roe of twigs above the bottom doors. The six side drawers are finger jointed with wooden slides. The piece stands 8’ 0” and about 4’0” wide.





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Mark A. DeCou

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#1 posted 08-19-2006 04:41 AM

Hey Dennis: I’m a fan of Rustic pieces, especially if they have some real character to them. This piece is all about character. From the twig crown to the hidden drawers, to the stones placed on the corners, this is a very creative piece. I will be heading to Cody, WY next month, for the Western Design Conference. Have you ever considered showing your work at this show? You would show well I feel. If you are unfamiliar with this show, you can go to www.westerndesignconference.com and see the exhibitors and learn more about it.

Would you be willing to explain how you get the stones to stay in place? I’ve inlayed rocks before, but I wouldn’t know how to do them the way you have placed them.

If you have them, I would love for you to add two more photos with close ups of your details and artistry. I look forward to seeing other projects that have come out of your heart.

Congrats on a nice piece, thanks for sharing it with us,
Mark DeCou

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan - www.decoustudio.com

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#2 posted 08-22-2006 11:57 PM

A very interesting piece. Very rustic looking. You must have put quite a few hours of labor on this one. I like it.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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dennis mitchell

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#3 posted 09-04-2006 12:45 AM

Thanks Mark I added two photos for more detail. Congratulation on the Western Design Conference. The twig crown was lots of fun i will try some more in the future. The rocks are set with a one part epoxy.

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#4 posted 04-12-2007 06:44 PM

I had to check out all of your pieces Dennis. I don’t think I noticed this one before.
You have to be one of the most creative people I know!!
I SOOOOO love your work

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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dennis mitchell

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#5 posted 04-13-2007 12:25 AM

Thanks Debbie. I put a lot of work into this one. Now it just collects saw dust in my shop. I’ve added glass shelves to it. Unfortunately it is too large for my house.

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#6 posted 04-13-2007 01:29 AM

too large … how sad!!
I’m at a loss for words—trying to imagine this amazing piece of art sitting in a corner somewhere unseen..

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#7 posted 04-15-2007 06:18 AM

That’s a shame, Dennis (too large). Very striking work. I love the integration of non-wood elements for contrast.

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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#8 posted 02-28-2008 06:38 AM

After reading how your first posted project (this one) did not get all the attention that projects of today do; I desided to track it down and check it out.

Nice work, I like the different material usage and what did you use to shape the bottoms of those legs?

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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MsDebbieP

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#9 posted 02-28-2008 01:11 PM

Definitely worth checking out :)

Dennis’s is work is always at the top of my favourites list!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#10 posted 02-28-2008 05:07 PM

Thanks for checking it out Rob. I used a 5 inch grinder to form the legs. They are too big to fit on my lathe.

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Dan'um Style

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#11 posted 04-19-2008 06:02 PM

another work beyond compare

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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dlcarver

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#12 posted 04-19-2008 06:10 PM

I love it Dennis. Great work!

Dave

-- Dave Leitem,Butler,Pa.,http://dlcarver.etsy.com

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dennis mitchell

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#13 posted 04-19-2008 07:36 PM

Thanks Dan and Dave!

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mrtrim

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#14 posted 04-20-2008 12:43 PM

dennis you sure have an incredible eye for the rustic furniture ! i think ive made two attemps over the years , but they so closly resembled the woodpile eventually they merged and poof they were gone ! you are truly an artist . great job

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#15 posted 04-21-2008 03:52 PM

and where does this now reside?

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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