St. Johns Valet V.2

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Project by hickeymad posted 11-21-2014 04:33 AM 2086 views 9 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Version two of the St John’s coat rack was completed this fall and auctioned Nov 9th to benefit the Lumber to Legacy program in Albany Oregon (

The lumber was salvaged from a construction project in Albany that removed seven very large native Oregon White Oaks. The trees were donated to the city and milled by a local sawyer named Mark Azevedo. The lumber was air then kiln dried and distributed to local artisans as well as a group of high school kids to turn into projects to be sold at auction on November 9 of this year. The proceeds will be used to purchase and protect additional Oregon white oak habitat; of which there is very little left in the state.

The piece sold above my minimum, and though I think it would have done better in Portland, I am happy overall with the price it fetched.

Now on to V. 3!

Photo 3 is of bridge from which the piece was inspired, photo 4 is the white oak from the Hackleman grove from which the pice was built. Photo shows the Hackleman logs cut and drying.

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#1 posted 11-21-2014 04:53 AM

I would say congratulations are in order .
Nice project which is very well done and no wonder it sold above the asking price .


-- Kiefer

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#2 posted 11-21-2014 07:05 AM

That really is lovely!


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#3 posted 11-21-2014 02:33 PM

Crazy cool man!

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#4 posted 11-21-2014 04:11 PM

Very inspired work.

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#5 posted 11-21-2014 04:17 PM

Great work for a great cause.

You should be pleased.

This is the only link I could get to work.

-- Brad, Texas,

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#6 posted 11-21-2014 04:49 PM

Thanks timber tailor. Updated the text.

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#7 posted 11-21-2014 05:38 PM

Wow, I think grand is the right word. Great job.

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#8 posted 11-21-2014 05:54 PM

WOW! Incredible set! So mani different curves, technics and variations.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#9 posted 11-21-2014 10:31 PM

Work of art. It is even better that it is for a good cause. Love it

-- Ben in Va

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#10 posted 11-22-2014 01:06 AM

I’m in Oregon, too, so it’s nice to see the “neighbors” doing some fine work out there!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#11 posted 11-23-2014 12:58 AM


-- Rob, Ontario

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