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Project by George Coles posted 05-18-2015 03:49 AM 3010 views 15 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Sometimes we get asked to do things we would never think about. One of my clients has a car with a bench front seat and he really wanted a console for those drinks and coins etc. I think he really wanted an arm rest to be truthful.

This is made from recycled Ipil and has stainless steel fittings. It has a system underneath to fix it onto seat so that it will not fly up when breaking or in accident etc.

-- George Coles,

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#1 posted 05-18-2015 04:59 AM

Wow!!! Looks great. I like the attention to details

-- Dave -

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#2 posted 05-18-2015 05:00 AM

how did the do the holes for the cup holders

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#3 posted 05-18-2015 06:27 AM

Hi playingwithmywood

I used Forstner bits and a chisel and then lots of sandpaper.

-- George Coles,

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#4 posted 05-18-2015 08:42 AM

George, now I reckon that looks a bit of allright!!

I have heard of Narra but not Ipil, so I am off to look it up!

-- Regards Rob

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#5 posted 05-18-2015 08:52 AM

Interesting find :-

Botanical name Intsia bijuga
Intsia palembanica

Origin Merbau grows in South-east Asia, the Philippines, Solomon Islands, Fiji and Papua New Guinea.

Trading names

George, it must have been tough to work!!

-- Regards Rob

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#6 posted 05-18-2015 12:15 PM

You have done a great job! I wouldn’t mind.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 05-18-2015 02:18 PM

That is beautiful work. Really nice.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#8 posted 05-18-2015 02:22 PM

That is going to be a great conversation piece for everyone that gets in his car. It’s really very nice.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#9 posted 05-18-2015 02:31 PM


-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#10 posted 05-18-2015 03:21 PM

Very nice! I have worked with Ipil (I know it as Kwila) and it is for sure a difficult wood to work. Congrats on a super nice and unique project.

-- If someone tells you you have enough tools and don't need any more, stop talking to them, you don't need that kind of negativity in your life.

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#11 posted 05-18-2015 03:46 PM

very cool. I like the cup holders.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#12 posted 05-18-2015 05:16 PM


As always a well crafted piece of art, and it’s functional!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#13 posted 05-18-2015 07:03 PM


-- Dennie - Tennessee

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#14 posted 05-18-2015 09:14 PM

That blows me away. Absolutely incredible work.

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#15 posted 05-18-2015 10:47 PM

some really crisp edges that looks amazing! as they say you’re “switching lanes with the wood grain” now

-- Jesus was a carpenter... I'm just saying

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