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Project by jaykaypur posted 09-09-2013 09:33 PM 883 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve had this old twisted branch laying around the shop for a couple years. I’m not sure what kind of wood it is and I can’t remember where I found it but I just knew when I saw it that it would be something one day. This morning, it screamed....I am a small table base or foot stool! I combined it with a rough-finished/sanded small slab of spalted sugar maple. I steel-brushed the branch and then roughly,hand-sanded it. For me, it was quite a task getting the top of the braches bevel-cut and level. I soaked the whole thing in natural Danish oil and then put several light coats of Deft poly on the top. The top turned out very smooth overall with some rough chain-saw cuts left in on purpose….but …well, it turned out a lot better than I thought. The piece measures 12” tall and the top is 18”L x 13”W. The footprint of the base is 24”L x 12”W. Thanks for the looks and comments.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!





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Tokolosi

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#1 posted 09-09-2013 09:44 PM

Amazing!! What a piece of wood, what an eye to see what it could be.

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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#2 posted 09-09-2013 10:17 PM

Fabulous, Jay!

Sometimes nature just has to wait for us to catch up.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 09-09-2013 10:50 PM

Jay your creative eye is always working. The twisted branch found it’s home.
-don

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#4 posted 09-09-2013 11:15 PM

That’s just very cool. Great job.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 09-10-2013 12:46 AM

how do you do it
great eye

-- KOOG plan today...survive tommorow

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#6 posted 09-10-2013 01:10 AM

Awesome work on this!

-- "Make something you love tomorrow...and do it slowly" JLB

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#7 posted 09-10-2013 01:58 AM

What a great use of a very unique find…... Inspiring!

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru.... cccedar.com

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#8 posted 09-10-2013 02:30 AM

Great piece from a unique piece of wood. Love it.

-- "He who has no dog, hunts with a cat" Portuguese proverb

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Dick

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#9 posted 09-10-2013 02:51 AM

I like it! Very unique!

-- Dick

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#10 posted 09-10-2013 03:50 AM

Wicked. That’s really twisted. Glad you saved it for the right project. Very creative.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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#11 posted 09-10-2013 04:12 AM

Way too cool. Nice use of the twisted branch!

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#12 posted 09-10-2013 09:14 AM

Very creative I like it….

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

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#13 posted 09-10-2013 12:34 PM

Really unique.

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

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#14 posted 09-12-2013 04:23 AM

Really like your use of reclaimed wood.

-- Reclaimed Wood blog http://reclaimedwoodblog.com/

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