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Project by KnickKnack posted 07-29-2013 10:12 AM 1409 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

... or “Este não está um cinzeiro verde” (this is not a green ashtray) – with apologies to Magritte – this is such a very very long way from the first drawing.

I thought this might be a fun thing to make – I need to seriously think, in the future, about those things that amuse me before I spend all this time and energy. Still, it’s done now, and I learned some things, so in that sense it was a success.

I’m lucky to be able to get beech, and quartersawn beech is out of the question, so I had to make my own from strips. Making that smooth and flat was a significant challenge, but I think it came out OK – I wanted “plain and grain free” and this was the best way I could think of to get that look.

Not much more to say really – the wife said ”I really like that”, so her mind must be about as twisted as mine.

Fumed oak, ash, beech.
Linseed oil.
500mm x 320mm x 250mm high.

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."

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#1 posted 07-29-2013 12:39 PM

quite an unusual design, well done

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions !!!

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#2 posted 07-29-2013 04:51 PM

Great looking table.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#3 posted 07-29-2013 04:51 PM

I like it. Is there a function to follow the form? Or is it a stand alone?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#4 posted 07-30-2013 12:06 AM

You have a taste in good design. Fine piece of work.

-- Byung Soo Kim, Seoul, S.Korea

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#5 posted 08-01-2013 04:17 PM

Cool and unique table! Like the whimsical design and the wood colors. Great job!

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Joe Lyddon

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#6 posted 08-21-2013 03:41 AM

COOL design… Project…

Nice job!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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