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Wormy Cherry & Pine

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Project by recycle1943 posted 04-10-2014 03:00 PM 1001 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have some wormy cherry that was passed to me years ago and I finally decided to use it. Rather than cut out the “ugly” worm holes and streaks I decided to combine with some of what I think is Bettle Kill Pine. The legs are 3 strips of slats from a pallet laminated and the strips on the surface are the 2×4 runner sized to mate with the cherry.
This was quite a lot of fun putting together because of the horrendously trashy appearance. It turned out so unattractive that I really took a sincere liking to it and will probably end up using it for a plant stand.
The dimensions are 22 inches high, 25 1/2 inches long and the top is 10 inches wide.
I was surprized to find 4 different colors in the poine – orange, purplish black, the pine white and several magenta streaks.
Please feel free to reinforce my thoughts on it’s “ugly” appearance and thanks for looking

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - Your imagination is your only holdup





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Oldtool

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#1 posted 04-10-2014 03:11 PM

Actually, it’s kind of nice looking. The wormy wood gives it character, kind of like an instant antique. This is the type of table you can see in the resale / antique / craft shops.
I’m curious, why the pine?, not enough cherry?

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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recycle1943

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#2 posted 04-10-2014 03:49 PM

I’ve got plenty of cherry, I just couldn’t wait to see what the pine looked like with the cherry and I didn’t want to ‘waste’ the cherry on legs. prefer it to be the tops of more tables

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - Your imagination is your only holdup

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Oldtool

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#3 posted 04-10-2014 11:16 PM

OK, I understand, and agree. I much prefer cherry for projects too, don’t put any finish on it other than clear wiping varnish or shellac. The natural look of cherry starts great, and gets more beautiful with age.

Hope you find a great project for the remaining cherry.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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poospleasures

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#4 posted 04-11-2014 10:55 AM

Ya did it again. It is just ugly enough that I want it. You make me give more thought to what is “ugly wood”. Thanks for sharing.

-- I,ve had amnesia for as long as I can remember. Vernon

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#5 posted 04-14-2014 06:21 PM

It looks really pretty from here. Like the wormholes and those great colors and grains, they just add character to your table. Great job!

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