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Project by Monte Pittman posted 07-16-2017 09:47 PM 1847 views 2 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When I cut this log, I knew it was predominantly clear pine. It is beetle kill pine, but was harvested before the blue fungus had much time to do it’s job. Still, there’s something to like about it. So this is a concept build that I came up with. The last picture is a close up of the surface. It’s peppered with spots.

24” wide, 48” long and 21” tall. Slabs are 2-1/2” thick.

Thanks for reading and all comments and suggestions are welcome

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.





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woodshaver Tony C

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#1 posted 07-16-2017 10:11 PM

Gray or no gray Monte I think this is a great looking table. I like how it brings nature straight indoors. The limb nubs sticking out and the huge knots make this even more interesting. I love it! Nice work!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#2 posted 07-16-2017 10:40 PM

Monte, Love the supports and fact you just use the natural edge but don’t emphasize it. Definitely a spec piece. LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#3 posted 07-16-2017 11:49 PM

I like the way the limb stuabs match top tne bottom. Nice .

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#4 posted 07-17-2017 12:31 AM

I absolutely, positively love that table. The legs , the bottom platform, excellent. Send it to me so I can make a lot of points with my wife. Cool phrase, peppered with spots. Well done

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#5 posted 07-17-2017 12:36 AM

Sometimes you pick the wood for the project, sometimes the wood tells you what the project will be. Nice work.

-- From such crooked wood as that which man is made of, nothing straight can be fashioned. Immanuel Kant

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#6 posted 07-17-2017 01:20 AM

its killer monte I like this stage of the decomposition,a different looking bkp from what you normally do.love the look,a+ again buddy.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#7 posted 07-17-2017 02:44 AM

That is cool and it looks really heavy!

-- Daniel P

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#8 posted 07-17-2017 12:02 PM

Make sure to keep your shoes on in the house. That thing could injure some toes.

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#9 posted 07-17-2017 12:55 PM

Fabulous! That is a nice slab of Pine, I like the supports and the Book matched base and top. Job well done.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#10 posted 07-17-2017 02:25 PM

Great job as always, love the supports

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

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#11 posted 07-17-2017 02:48 PM



Gray or no gray Monte I think this is a great looking table. I like how it brings nature straight indoors. The limb nubs sticking out and the huge knots make this even more interesting. I love it! Nice work!

- woodshaver Tony C


Tony summed it up very well.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#12 posted 07-17-2017 02:56 PM

Fantastic table Monte. But I bet that thing is BIG TIME heavy!

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#13 posted 07-17-2017 04:02 PM

@ ralbuck Thanks for the mention buddy!
Monte, I hope you are recruiting help when you move this beautiful monster! You may need to hide some wheels under it. :)

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#14 posted 07-17-2017 09:48 PM

Great piece of wood, and I do like the little ankle get’er on the bottom end … The supports really send this one to the top of the class.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#15 posted 07-20-2017 04:50 AM

Lovely, lovely, lovely!! I like the rustic appearance and clever design. I also like the speckling. Very nice!

-- Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new. ~ Brian Tracy

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