Waste Timber Re-used and converted to money.

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Project by George Coles posted 07-24-2013 02:49 AM 1912 views 18 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As recycled hardwood is difficult and expensive to source here in the Philippines, I don’t like to waste any that I do find. These mirrors shown here are one of the things we do with the small pieces. I know a lot of LJ’s are in it for the love of wooden furniture, but I also have to try to make it pay so I do these sort of things.

Hope this helps in showing some methods to reduce your wastage.

The segments of timber have a short hidden spline between them and are than glued to a ply board backing. These two are 750 mm diameter.

-- George Coles, Antipolo, Philippines

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#1 posted 07-24-2013 03:07 AM

very cool, I like them!

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#2 posted 07-24-2013 03:12 AM

Great idea!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#3 posted 07-24-2013 03:31 AM

I love this. Yet another thing I NEED to make!


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#4 posted 07-24-2013 03:53 AM

Keep it going George. The small pieces that I do get are also recycled boxes by marquetry. Yours above is really impressive specially your contrasting arrangement that makes the color of the woods, capture the attention.
Nice idea.

-- Bert

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#5 posted 07-24-2013 04:40 AM

Very impressive to say the least.

I am also a hoarder of scrap pieces and like to we what others do with them.

This is definitely worth seeing and well conceived!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#6 posted 07-24-2013 08:33 AM

What a great idea for all that pile of wood we know one day we will use….

Great work….

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#7 posted 07-24-2013 10:03 AM

these caught my eye. What a good use of small pieces, and I like all the colors. I also like the wavy this a great look

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#8 posted 07-24-2013 01:37 PM

very nice. Its always great to repurpose scrap wood and the result is quite attractive. I really like the range of colours and hues and the wave pattern is really cool.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#9 posted 07-24-2013 06:33 PM

I think I’m in love, and with twins. They are stunning!

-- Create, create, create create. It makes my blood flow. And what better material to use than wood, you can repeat the same object 1000 times and none will look the same in natural form.

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#10 posted 07-24-2013 07:52 PM

If you’re making them to sell… DON’T tell anybody they’re made from “scraps”. Because they’ll pay more if they think you purposefully cut the wood to make ‘em. They’ll argue they should get ‘em cheaper ”Because you were going to throw the scraps away anyhow”

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#12 posted 07-25-2013 12:09 AM

Very beautiful! And an excellent use of scrap.
Thanks for sharing

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#13 posted 07-25-2013 02:08 AM

Very cool. Any hints as to how you made it?

-- Glenn Huovinen

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#14 posted 07-25-2013 02:25 AM

Great use of the wood scraps.


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#15 posted 07-25-2013 01:16 PM

That’s a lot of work, but worth the effort-gorgeous colors and grains. Thanks for sharing.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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