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Project by Wazy posted 12-22-2018 08:00 PM 709 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Five years ago I saved two pieces of elm burl from my neighbors fire pit. They’ve been collecting dust until last week.
I had. The idea of making a narrow table with two shelves for displaying various ornaments. The grain is beautiful, the spindles were turned from birch in a concave fashion with blind dowel ends. I used a light coating of colonial maple stain to bring the wood colours together and really show of the grain of the elm. Sanded between coats of minwax satin finish using 220, 320, 600, and finally 800 grit paper. Finished product appears to be doing its job.





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ralbuck

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#1 posted 12-22-2018 08:18 PM

What a work of art!

I think it is a wonderful piece!

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

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#2 posted 12-23-2018 12:15 AM

great use of some gorgeous wood,you really made good use of it.beautiful job.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 12-23-2018 12:34 AM

Beautiful table!. It looks like a slice of the top on the bottom. neat idea!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 12-23-2018 01:02 AM

Turned into a one of a kind of gorgeous furniture…

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#5 posted 12-23-2018 01:28 AM

That is one beautiful table

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#6 posted 12-23-2018 02:09 AM

Wow Excellent job all around. A good design to compliment gorgeous wood.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#7 posted 12-23-2018 02:33 AM

Neat design!

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#8 posted 12-23-2018 03:35 PM

Beautiful use of those slabs, excellent execution.

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#9 posted 12-23-2018 03:57 PM

love this as a hall table GREAT JOB :<)) GRATZ TOP 3

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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LarryB

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#10 posted 12-25-2018 06:58 PM

Can’t help but think of all the gorgeous pieces of wood that have tragically ended up in a fireplace or pit. You’ve done a great job of giving new life to these slabs. These will probably be passed on for generations! Beautiful!

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