Benefit Auction Pieces

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Project by Eddie posted 02-26-2014 09:30 PM 1329 views 5 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi guys, Im excited to show my recent project.

I was given the wonderful opportunity to contribute a few pieces to a benefit auction. A family we know was raising the last of the expenses to adopt two children from Haiti.

I was also really excited to find this gorgeous piece of Birdseye Maple (best part is was in there common stack of hard maple and I got it for cheap).

The cutting board is a mix of edge grain (Jatoba) and face grain (to show off the maple)
It is just about 16”x12” and 1.25” thick with clear rubber feet that make it stand at about 1.75” tall

To pair with it, I made a simple wine holder in Jatoba as well. (nice quick project)

The other wine holder is Purpleheart and Maple and it was added to a gift basket that others contributed to.

I was asked to give an average price of the board to list on the description at the auction. I almost exclusively give my woodwork as gifts so I agonized over what I should say.
After debating about it I listed it at $60. The organizer changed it to $100 and it sold in the auction for $180!

I was honored to be able to be a part of their adoption journey!

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#1 posted 02-26-2014 11:58 PM

Very nice. Congrats on the high price. Sure does make one feel valued

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#2 posted 02-27-2014 01:05 AM

they turned out beautiful ,and a worthy cause Congrats on it too, well done

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#3 posted 02-27-2014 01:16 AM

they are nice pieces. And for a good cause. Well done.

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#4 posted 02-27-2014 02:26 AM

Good looking stuff

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#5 posted 02-27-2014 05:16 AM

Nice work Eddie and hope you have a good auction.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#6 posted 03-05-2014 02:26 PM

They all look great, attractive wood combo and for a great cause to boot. Congrats!

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