Pine tree cookie table

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Project by bluemtn posted 11-20-2013 04:39 PM 2008 views 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

My step daughter gave me this tree cookie and asked if I could do “something” with it. The top had a chainsaw mark that raised a roughly 8” long and 1/2 ” high curving ridge across one side that took a grinder and 4 sander belts to smooth down. I never actually got the top smooth but it was relatively flat (I figure that adds to the rustic charm). I was worried that to get it flat I would have had to grind down the thin side to almost nothing. I had to gouge/chisel/grind the bottom of the cookie to create somewhat flat areas for the base to fit into. The base is just ply and a 2×2 collar painted and secured to a 2×6 I screwed into the bottom of the cookie. Top is slathered in four coats of poly.

-- Jeff, Colorado - sawdust, oh you mean man glitter

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#1 posted 11-21-2013 12:19 PM

Blue- I had three of those crosscut (cookie) sections left over after my daughters wedding and know what a challenge they are to work with. The qualities that make end grain good cutting boards also makes it a real pain to smooth. With all that being said, really cool use of yours. That live edge table is pretty sweet.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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