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A different look. Used Leaves last fall to add texture to this sofa table.

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Project by Izzy Swan posted 08-13-2013 09:45 PM 1579 views 4 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

instead of bagging all the leaves I raked up last year I thought I would try adding a little texter to a rustic sofa table. The texture turned out pretty sweet.. will definitely be using this technique again on future projects.

-- Izzy Swan - A Creative Thinkers approach to Woodworking





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 08-13-2013 11:47 PM

Sweet tale. How did you use the actual leaves? Did you use them for patterns to carve to?

............Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 08-13-2013 11:54 PM

Same questions as Jim.A very cool table.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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HillbillyShooter

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#3 posted 08-14-2013 12:02 AM

Very attractive caving, and same question as Jim J. and a1Jim.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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Izzy Swan

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#4 posted 08-14-2013 12:36 AM

I flattened and dryed the leaves then treated them with a light spay of laquer on both side then glued them to the apron then colored them with several layers of fpr stains. The carvings and detailed work on appliqued over the actual apron of real leaves..

-- Izzy Swan - A Creative Thinkers approach to Woodworking

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aussiedave

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#5 posted 08-14-2013 02:14 AM

Wow Izzy you have out done yourself with this piece. Excellent job and what you did with the leaves is very cool.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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HillbillyShooter

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#6 posted 08-14-2013 03:13 AM

Ergo the moniker: “Creative Thinkers approach to Woodworking.” Now I understand. Thanks for the additional information.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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stefang

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#7 posted 08-14-2013 07:55 AM

Another great idea among all the others Izzy. It sure beats repetitive carving and it looks beautiful.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 08-14-2013 01:34 PM

Fantastic work… Cool use of the leaves! Thanks for sharing…

-- Dan

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Spoontaneous

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#9 posted 08-14-2013 02:38 PM

The sum is greater than the parts. Nice texture work….. and staining. Interesting piece and process.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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Fishinbo

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#10 posted 08-16-2013 02:27 PM

Amazing work on that wonderful table. The leaves really add more beauty, interest and texture to the art piece.

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Roger

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#11 posted 08-17-2013 12:46 AM

This is really very kool techniques Izzy. Beautiful

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Dark_Lightning

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#12 posted 08-17-2013 01:06 AM

Nice! You don’t have small children running through your house, do you? My three sons would have destroyed those leaves.

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Izzy Swan

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#13 posted 08-17-2013 01:27 AM

Lol.. I have five kids and one on the way.. 3 under 11yrs.. but they are pretty good about keeping clear of dads furniture..

-- Izzy Swan - A Creative Thinkers approach to Woodworking

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#14 posted 08-17-2013 08:32 PM

KoooooooL! Very nice work indeed.

-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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#15 posted 08-17-2013 09:22 PM

Excellent application of what, to me, is some very original thinking. I like this a lot.

-- Bob, Ohio, http://www.woodworkercornish.com

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