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Project by bowtie posted 11-01-2013 11:03 AM 1512 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finally finished the wood work surounding our wood heater.
The walls are misc. rock from our property (full of fossils), the smokies and as seen in pic 1 sharks teeth from the Peace River in Florida.
The mantle is from a Chestnut oak I had to remove for my shop addition.
The upper walls are from a red oak downed by storms 3 years ago. I planed it 3 different thicknesses, 1/4 turn on my planer is about 1/64”, tongue and grooved the sides and ends, and installed in 3 different angles. The outer horizonal boards are 4 defferent widths. This really breaks up the light and pattern. The vertical sideboards are pine with a blue streaking about 2×6 reaching from floor to ceiling.
It all blends nicely with our ” storebought” v groove pine walls and 1x red oak flooring.
Thanks fer lookin,

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#1 posted 11-01-2013 11:12 AM

Oh I like this.

-- What one man can do, another man can also do.

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#2 posted 11-01-2013 11:40 AM

That looks really nice. Dont let my wife see this or I will be making one

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#3 posted 11-01-2013 11:54 AM

Cool! Very attractive—definitely like what you’ve created.

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

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#4 posted 11-01-2013 12:06 PM

Looking good!

-- Dave in Minnesota - If it ain't broke, improve it!

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#5 posted 11-01-2013 12:54 PM

A work of art by Bowtie.

-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina (

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#6 posted 11-01-2013 03:15 PM

Really nice looking

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

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#7 posted 11-01-2013 06:44 PM

This looks great!
I did the same thing except my walls are lined with windows. All the wood is T&G cedar.

-- Measure twice and try not to cut your thumbs off!

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#8 posted 11-01-2013 10:34 PM

nice job and I also like the stone work too. Did you do that also?

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

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#9 posted 11-01-2013 11:32 PM

Thanks for all the kind words,
bubinga bill, Man your interior is awesome, wish I had wood on my ceiling like yours!

jaykaypur, I did the stone work too, after this winter I will finish up with my mortar, by than I think the wood should be stabilized

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#10 posted 11-02-2013 12:37 AM

Both the woodwork and the stone masonry are first class! But that’s what I expect from you.

I love wood with a story and even your rocks are special! You can tell the grandkids “I picked that rock up down by the creek and that oak is where the shop is now.”

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#11 posted 11-02-2013 03:18 AM

very nice,great work!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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