Maple burl chair

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Project by jeffro posted 12-30-2013 05:12 PM 1681 views 8 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

What a beautiful treasure, Im sure a lot of you wood of dissected this jewel, for many projects. It was so awesome naturally that I wanted to do a one piece out of it, Letting the texture do the talking. It was a huge amount of work just removing the bark, it was a piece I played with for quite a wile. What a reward to finally put some finish on, it was a grain explosion, Finished with poly.

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#1 posted 12-30-2013 06:09 PM

What a uniquely handsome chair that made.

I’ve never come across a burl of that size.

Very nicely executed. – Grandpa Len.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#2 posted 12-30-2013 06:33 PM

yea yea yea, what a beauty, your right though, i would have been tempted to cut it up, there is so much beauty there, kinda hard to know there is so much more inside, but you did a fantastic job, and i sure do love it when the time comes for the finish, then it pops, i actually will use paint thinner and brush some on during the build so i can see the beauty before the actual finish day….its a woodworkers fix…lol….great job jeffro…

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#3 posted 12-30-2013 07:07 PM

Actually, I have often wondered why anybody wouldn’t do exactly this with such a large burl, I don’t blame you at all for using the whole thing for one massively awesome chair. By the way, my shipping address is ...... I’ll worry abut where to put it in my small house when it get’s here. hehehe

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#4 posted 12-30-2013 07:50 PM

Great when your hard work and patience produce such exciting results.

You are a master of the organic!

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#7 posted 12-30-2013 10:12 PM


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#8 posted 12-30-2013 10:54 PM

All of the above times 10. Now…....were you able to “save” some of the original burl, for some smaller projects, as you formed the chair?

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#9 posted 12-30-2013 11:20 PM

I wish I was your neighbor. I’d be hawking over the fence all the time to see what amazing things you were in the process of creating. Never tire of your work.

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

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#10 posted 12-31-2013 12:57 AM

NO ONE can get more out of a piece of wood than you can! No matter what the original form, you seem to be able to visualize the perfect project for it.

That giant ear in the background is interesting.

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

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#11 posted 12-31-2013 04:42 AM


What a truly unique way of displaying that fabulous burl!


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#12 posted 12-31-2013 07:48 AM

Amazing work, courage and vision

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#13 posted 12-31-2013 11:58 AM

Jeffro, A real huge treasure. Your decision to make a one piece of art from this burl, reminds me a case about a father who worked hard to bring the money for moderate level for living and education for the children. His eldest son, grown up and make good business and bought a piece of land which is enough for to houses with their yards. The son built his house in diagonal at the middle of the piece of land. His father asked him, why didn’t you built it at the half part and keep the option to build another house at the other part. The son answered to his father, I like it as I built it and I have enough money to allow myself not keeping the option for another house at the same piece of land. The father couldn’t understand his son…

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#14 posted 12-31-2013 02:23 PM

What a beauty you have created from this beast of a burl! Love your work! You can ship it over anytime! :)

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#15 posted 12-31-2013 04:32 PM

now that’s a burl!


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