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Project by Ivan posted 06-16-2019 07:16 AM 740 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made those platters of old oak barrels, 50 and 75cm high. First, I marked all parts with numbers so I can get better fit when put them back together. I joined them with 8mm beech dovels and glued (last two photos). To make larger paltters I joined 4 (to some 32cm wide) and smaller platters three oak stripes (to some 25cm wide). There was awfully lot of sanding…
I made also small legs to level them – glued and screwed. Some small gaps I filled with food friendly epoxy. Finish – food friendly wood oil.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#1 posted 06-16-2019 08:00 AM

Ivan, I like to re-use/re-purpose old wood. And what I like most in this case is, that you left the grooves so everybody can see, what there where made from. Great job, Ivan!

-- Uwe from Germany.

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#2 posted 06-16-2019 08:42 AM

Cool idea, Ivan… are so creative !!

cheers, Jim

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

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#3 posted 06-16-2019 09:36 AM

Super izgledaju….dobro bi se uklopile u neki restoran/vinski porrum.

-- Vladimir , Serbia/Finland ,

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#4 posted 06-16-2019 11:38 AM

Great idea & execution Ivan!

-- Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a Dad

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#5 posted 06-16-2019 11:59 AM

I love the look of these and I’m a big fan of re-purposing wood! Thanks for sharing these Ivan!

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl,

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#6 posted 06-16-2019 12:00 PM

good thinking Ivan GREAT JOB :<))))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#7 posted 06-16-2019 12:44 PM

Thank you guys for kind comments and views!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#8 posted 06-16-2019 02:02 PM

I agree, very cool application of old “character” wood that has limited applications due to it’s shape. I’ve seen chairs but never thought about large trays, nice work Ivan!

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#9 posted 06-16-2019 07:17 PM

great idea those would make great charcuterie platters,i gotta make some for this years Christmas gifts.

-- 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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woodshaver Tony C

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#10 posted 06-16-2019 08:55 PM

Very clever Ivan! These are great! I love anything old style! I hope all that sanding was from something powered!

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

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#11 posted 06-16-2019 11:17 PM

Interesting project and quite useful. Fun project indeed.

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#12 posted 06-17-2019 12:13 AM

Nice job and that shape will serve its purpose well.

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

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#13 posted 06-17-2019 02:59 PM

Two thumbs up Ivan! What a terrific idea for unique looking platters that would look great anywhere in the home, for all sorts off purposes!!

-- Elaine in Duncan

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