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Project by jaykaypur posted 325 days ago 822 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 325 days ago

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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lew

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#2 posted 325 days ago

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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amagineer

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#3 posted 325 days ago

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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Monte Pittman

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#4 posted 325 days ago

That’s just very cool. Great job.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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koog

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#5 posted 325 days ago

how do you do it
great eye

-- KOOG plan today...survive tommorow

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jjw5858

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#6 posted 325 days ago

Awesome work on this!

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

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bowtie

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#7 posted 325 days ago

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

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

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watermark

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#8 posted 325 days ago

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 325 days ago

I like it! Very unique!

-- Dick

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doubleDD

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#10 posted 325 days ago

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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MarkTheFiddler

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#11 posted 325 days ago

Way too cool. Nice use of the twisted branch!

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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Ken90712

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#12 posted 325 days ago

Very creative I like it….

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

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Roger

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#13 posted 324 days ago

Really unique.

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

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Cater

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#14 posted 323 days ago

Really like your use of reclaimed wood.

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

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