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Project by Dan Hux posted 12-28-2013 02:06 AM 1445 views 2 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a sideboard I built for our dinning room. The wood is Pecan, from a tree that fell 25 years ago in Rocky Mount, North Carolina during a hurricane.

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC

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#1 posted 12-28-2013 02:25 AM

Wow! Nice job. One of these days I’m going to try making furniture. This is a really nice piece.

-- Andy, Waxahachie, Tx.

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#2 posted 12-28-2013 02:37 AM

REALLY nice work Dan! Pecan you say? Lots of character and beauty in that wood!

-- I don't know what this is going to be like, but there's only one way to find out..........

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#3 posted 12-28-2013 07:43 AM

really beautiful! Great job. That Pecan has a very warm tone to it.

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#4 posted 12-28-2013 10:50 AM

nice piece!

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#5 posted 12-28-2013 11:40 AM

very cool. I like the three little drawers, something different.

The fact that you made this from a pecan tree is neat too. Did you cut it up yourself or have it done?

Did you have to let it dry for awhile? never done this but I know of a huge walnut trunk laying on the ground that I’d love to cut up and save for a project like this. Lot of work, I imagine.

good job.

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#6 posted 12-28-2013 12:15 PM

Awesome job, love the pecan. Reedwood: Git dat wall nut!

-- You've got to be smarter than the tree.

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#7 posted 12-28-2013 01:38 PM

First time I have ever seen pecan, gorgeous looking piece

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#8 posted 12-28-2013 02:18 PM

That is a real beauty! The wood also looks great. I have never had the pleasure of working with Pecan…. Fits the rooms dacor perfectly… Great post.

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

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#9 posted 12-28-2013 04:14 PM

Dan, this is a very nice piece.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#10 posted 12-28-2013 07:25 PM

Great work on a nice looking and functional piece.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#11 posted 12-28-2013 08:33 PM

Really a nice piece of furniture. You should be proud showing it off.

-- Randy, Central MN

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#12 posted 12-29-2013 12:56 AM

Reedwood: I bought the lumber a few years ago from the guy who had the tree cut up 25 years ago. He had the rough cut lumber sitting in a old barn at his Mom’s house.

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC

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#13 posted 12-29-2013 04:31 AM

25 years ago would have been right around when Hugo blew through. Very nice piece of furniture.

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#14 posted 12-31-2013 12:49 AM

Nice, Nice, Nice!!!

-- "Man Plans and God Laughs"

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#15 posted 06-21-2014 02:42 PM

Wow, beautiful piece! That it all came from the same tree makes it even more special. I love pecan… really nice wood.

-- The first cordless tool was a stick. The first power tool was a rock.

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