Reclaimed chunk project

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Project by mrbentontoyou posted 04-06-2009 04:19 AM 2916 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My friend David ( and I are collaborating on a line of chunky, simple and reasonably priced furniture in the form of stools, benches, small tables, and pedestals. Most of the wood comes to us free, care of some heavy duty dumpster diving at a reclaimed lumber yard. It’s hard to tell what we wind up with until we get the stuff back to our shop, so far lots of oak, pine, hemlock, fir, poplar, and one nice piece of teak (methinks). Finishes are a mixture of propane torch, boiled linseed oil and danish oil. We are entering this line in the upcoming BKLYN DESIGNS trade show ( Thanks for looking…...

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#1 posted 04-06-2009 04:28 AM

good luck

u might be onto something

pic #1 wins for me but center the slab?..............maybe

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

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#2 posted 04-06-2009 06:05 AM

Big fan of reclaiming.. Nice work! The bench is my favorite but cloesly followed by the unique end tables.

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#3 posted 04-06-2009 03:20 PM

those are very cool. I’m going to steal your ideas for some old douglas fir timbers I’ve got. Thanks for the inspiration!

-- The secret to getting ahead is getting started.

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#4 posted 04-07-2009 03:16 AM

Cory, the cube with the ipod is doug fir. Love to find those…

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#5 posted 04-07-2009 06:16 AM

unlike anything I’ve made. unique

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#6 posted 04-07-2009 06:18 AM

these are all great…I really like the bench!!!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#7 posted 04-08-2009 01:04 AM

Cool designs and finishing techniques. The modern setting you display them in accentuates their rustic beauty. Excellent.

-- Peace in Wood ~

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#8 posted 04-08-2009 10:52 PM

Chunk? Is that a technical or creative term? j/k. I like the simple, yet complete, look of the pieces. Good luck with your collaboration.

-- Jason - Colorado Springs

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#9 posted 04-08-2009 11:16 PM

Sweet looking furniture good luck

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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#10 posted 11-29-2009 06:56 PM

Very creative ! We love it. Give us some great ideas for our Patio remodel that is in full force! Thx

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

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#11 posted 05-23-2010 08:31 AM

awesome pieces …....

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#12 posted 07-01-2011 07:24 AM

These pieces look nice. Looks like a winning idea with simple/clever design and mostly free materials.

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