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Project by kryptix posted 09-22-2017 10:46 PM 2503 views 5 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this on a bit of sudden inspiration for what to do with a live edge cut off I got for free somewhere. Didn’t know what wood it was, turned out to be aromatic cedar. Tiger Maple was actually from HD. I tried to keep as much of the live edge as possible, but the top shown is significantly wider than the bottom, so most of the parts I cut off, there was actually maybe only 1/4 inch of wood and I don’t think that the joints would have held up, especially after trying to square things up.

Finish is tung oil then wipe on poly.





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#1 posted 09-22-2017 11:23 PM

I just love it. Kudos to you

Madts.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#2 posted 09-22-2017 11:29 PM

I just love it. Kudos to you

Madts.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#3 posted 09-23-2017 12:02 AM

Cool idea well done.

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#4 posted 09-23-2017 03:02 PM

I love the Cedar.

I just cut some from an old downed tree out in the backyard and love the color..

The contrasting woods is also very cool.

Very awesome design!

-- In his retort, the alchemist repeats the work of nature-----Jim Morrison

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#5 posted 09-23-2017 03:14 PM

That is very nice. Sweet design.
Is that an inlay in your second picture?

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#6 posted 09-23-2017 03:26 PM

This is a nice practical project and the wood is beautiful.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#7 posted 09-23-2017 06:40 PM



That is very nice. Sweet design.
Is that an inlay in your second picture?

- Gene Howe

It’s actually a wedge day through tenon and you can see the purpleheart wedges both above and below so it’s kinda cool, since the live edge gets narrower across the tenon (it seems almost covered on one end and end only 1/4 inch on the narrow side).

The purpleheart spline that I used to repair the broken off piece of the live edge on the other side almost does look like an inlay though from the bottom.

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kryptix

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#8 posted 09-23-2017 06:42 PM



I love the Cedar.

I just cut some from an old downed tree out in the backyard and love the color..

The contrasting woods is also very cool.

Very awesome design!

- Ziggman

I originally considered just making a shelf from the cedar but felt that wouldn’t be as interesting. Glad I did this everyone in the family likes it.

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#9 posted 09-23-2017 09:51 PM

I like it.

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#10 posted 09-24-2017 01:56 PM

Very cool, you make me thinking about making one.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#11 posted 01-29-2018 04:27 PM

Think I’m going to use this idea. Will help keep cups off the floor.
Thanks for sharing.

-- ~Daniel

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