Square Bowl from scraps

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Project by leonmcd posted 05-07-2010 12:23 AM 2179 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I discovered a while back that you would be surprised and how good fence boards looked when you cleaned them up. It seems that the crustier and more weathered, the better they look when you clean them up. This bowl is just some fence boards cleaned up and glued together. I picked a board with some extra character for the front.

Could have done a regular bowl but kinda liked the idea of a square bowl.

-- Leon -- Houston, TX - " I create all my own designs and it looks like it "

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#1 posted 05-07-2010 01:33 AM

Leon, great looking bowl. I live up in Spring and have a whole backyard of boards just like yours. Mine are currently configured as a fence but occasionally I have to replace a few. I’ll keep your bowl in mind the next time I find myself with some trashy fence pickets.

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#2 posted 05-07-2010 03:46 AM

Be careful those boards might be pre-treated. Don’t wont do get sick eating arsenic. Nice bowl though I might try that this weekend.


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#3 posted 05-07-2010 04:57 AM

The boards I’m using are cedar. Not treated. I’d definitely stay away from the treated stuff.

-- Leon -- Houston, TX - " I create all my own designs and it looks like it "

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#4 posted 05-07-2010 07:33 AM

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#5 posted 05-08-2010 09:55 PM

Leaving the block of wood and hollowing out the bowl is a very interesting idea. I may have to play with that myself.
Mixing different colored boards and or working with end grain pieces could produce some simple but exotic patterns and even make use of a lot of scrap pieces.
Thanks for the submission.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#6 posted 05-10-2010 10:43 AM

Great use of “found” material. Thanks!

-- Peace in Wood ~

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