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Moron

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I take no credit for the work, nor the photography………..but I love some of the ideas, easy to make, simple and the materials, …….almost free.

Gotta love imagination

old skid re-cycled into a head board, minimal tools needed, great idea

more skid material, left rough……….love it, easy project, zero (or little money needed)

Love this desk, what a great way to do a bench. Couple of doors you could likely find in a dump, ….I want one

super cheap way to do a floor, mind you, a tad extensive in the labour.

above, a simple headboard, just add some crown, paint and glaze

half of this stuff is just old skids

maybe not for everyone, but what a great way to fill a wide open space with nothing but small scraps, could be painted a rainbow of colours

an old tool box, makes a great caddy above a desk or a vanity

more re-cycled skids, a bit of rope…….

more skid, more re-cycled, free, could be painted like a box of crayons, or books or or or

ride the wave of artistic freedom

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso


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CharlieM1958

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#1 posted 902 days ago

I agree…. cool stuff!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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mtnwild

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#2 posted 902 days ago

Very cool…..............

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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bugz

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#3 posted 902 days ago

Super ideas, I sometime find myself looking at things from differnt angles, ideas alway help, thanks.

-- Bob, Lewistown, Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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Bertha

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#4 posted 902 days ago

Thanks for this, Moron. I’m stunned by that endgrain log floor. I’ve marveled at that desk before. Awesome stuff.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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a1Jim

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#5 posted 902 days ago

Ideas that’s what LJs is all about.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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live4ever

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#6 posted 902 days ago

I always look at stuff like this and think, “wow, that’s really cool” or “artsy” or “edgy.” When I end up attempting something like that and putting it in my house, it just looks like trash.

Perhaps it’s because such pieces require an overall design scheme/context in which they make sense.

-- Optimists are usually disappointed. Pessimists are either right or pleasantly surprised. I tend to be a disappointed pessimist.

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StumpyNubs

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#7 posted 902 days ago

Unfortunately, barn wood isn’t free anymore. It’s EXPENSIVE! But if you’re lucky enough to score some, these are some great ideas!

The pallet one reminded me of when I was a kid, sleeping on a stack of musty pallets behind the old grocery store. Ahhhh- memories!

I have a source for tons of old pallets. But if I made that toddler’s bed with them I’d be picking splinters out of their little hands every night! And as much as I love to see children cry, I have more serious things to pick at with my tweezers…

Live4ever- A photographer can make lots of things look great. But, as you said, in real life it ends up looking like trash. I have a niece that’s a prime example…

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SnowyRiver

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#8 posted 902 days ago

Those are great pieces. Thanks for sharing the photos

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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NBeener

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#9 posted 902 days ago

Wow.

As I struggle to get my arms around the “technical” part of woodworking … now … I look at these pictures, and ask myself, “What about the creative side ?”

It’s good to have so much more to learn.

These are great. Thanks for posting them.

-- -- Neil

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cabmaker

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#10 posted 902 days ago

Nice !

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Moron

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#11 posted 902 days ago

Stumpynubs……..thats why you have to sand it, and finish i : ))

I’m no photographer but this stuff is reclaimed, was worse then any skid, choke full of nails and holes and cracks and bugs………and I’m OK with the end result

they are just ideas, simple, straight forward, inexpensive

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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NBeener

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#12 posted 902 days ago

Beautiful. Great job on those inlaid keys, too !

-- -- Neil

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Bill White

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#13 posted 902 days ago

Dang!!! I will be guilty of design robbery.
Well done.
Bill

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HamS

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#14 posted 902 days ago

Is there any really original design? I often wonder about that. As a software engineer my world is trying to creatively apply principles my father learned fifty years ago to problems that are as old as time. (Yes there are second generation software engineers). I am sure that the chariot makers in Egypt had to figure out what would sell and what wouldn’t and how many to build of what model and how much to charge and who was the best supplier of material etc. I am also sure some old guy was saying, that iPapyrus and reed will never sell.

We have been slicing wood with sharp edges for thousands of years and a box is a box is a box and the greeks figured out how to measure things in harmonious proportions and we have been stealing those ideas ever since. or words to that effect.

-- My mother named me Hamilton, I have been trying to earn my nickname ever since.

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crank49

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#15 posted 902 days ago

Stumpy, a little harsh on the niece there, aren’t you?

-- Michael :-{| “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.” ― A H

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