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Project by MatthewTruax posted 07-29-2019 03:14 PM 1135 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a fun one. I will probably apply a few more coats of Osmo Polyx to this but I couldn’t resist the chance to get outside and take a few pics since the weather is nice.

Notice the live edge design on the apron just under the top shelf. I take one live edge off cut that would likely go in the fire bin and cut it up into three peices ensuring to keep them in order during layout and assembly. This enables a continuous grain pattern along the live edge. I’m not a huge live edge guy but I like this little detail. #howmanytimescansomeonesayliveedge

-- "I only do what the voices in my wife's head tell her to tell me to do."





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Noel

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#1 posted 07-29-2019 05:29 PM

The live edge detail is interesting, but I really love the wild grain on the shelves. What kind of wood did you use? Nice work!

-- Just make the cut

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SMP

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#2 posted 07-29-2019 05:34 PM

That is great looking! Yeah I’m not a fan of the “live edge” trend either, but that is a nice touch.

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MatthewTruax

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#3 posted 07-29-2019 05:36 PM

Noel, I used Black Walnut sourced from Missouri


The live edge detail is interesting, but I really love the wild grain on the shelves. What kind of wood did you use? Nice work!

- Noel


-- "I only do what the voices in my wife's head tell her to tell me to do."

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MatthewTruax

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#4 posted 07-29-2019 05:36 PM

Thanks!


That is great looking! Yeah I m not a fan of the “live edge” trend either, but that is a nice touch.

- SMP


-- "I only do what the voices in my wife's head tell her to tell me to do."

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42wla

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#5 posted 07-29-2019 05:49 PM

Excellent craftsmanship AND also very aesthetically pleasing. Great Job!

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ralbuck

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#6 posted 07-29-2019 06:04 PM

A very nice unit!
I must be odd guy out; I have always liked the live edge look.

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

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swirt

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#7 posted 07-30-2019 02:56 AM

A great looking design. And yes I like your subtle use of the live edge. Well done.

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

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Grumpy

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#8 posted 07-31-2019 01:03 AM

Matthew , nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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