That's not firewood!

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Project by KWBaughb posted 03-30-2020 11:46 PM 2688 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

While visiting our daughter’s family in December, last year, our son-in-law was about to throw these two pieces of “firewood” into the wood stove but I managed to wrestle them away from him – I don’t get my hands on spalted maple very often. Our son had asked me to make him a couple simple nesting tables and I thought that the spalted maple might dress up an otherwise boring looking table set. There wasn’t enough to do the entire tops but I had enough other salvaged maple scraps to make up the difference.

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#1 posted 03-31-2020 12:49 AM

im always amazed at the stuff guys rescue from the fire pit and make beautiful things from.that gorgeous maple almost went up in flames but you did it justice.welcome to lumber jocks,i love when new members jump right and participate.ill be looking for more from you.

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

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#2 posted 03-31-2020 01:30 AM

I like how the spalted maple is in the center…

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#3 posted 03-31-2020 01:33 AM

Great save! I’ve used spalted maple on a few projects and usually “stabilized” with thin CA. Good to see something beautiful rescued from the firepit.

-- Darrel

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#4 posted 03-31-2020 08:29 AM

+1 Great save.

Here ´s an example of what can be done with firewood. This is almondwood, 1.5meters height. It is a floor lamp with a spotlight at the bottom.

-- Wildwood by Brian Johns: Because cheese isnt a healthy source of cheese, I will use grated cucumber to top off this raw food vegan pizza.

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#5 posted 03-31-2020 10:38 AM

Kick save and a beauty!

-- Petey

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#6 posted 03-31-2020 02:02 PM

Perfect way to use the saved wood and “stretch” it out with the framing!

As a kid, I always thought old people were kinda crazy with the way they acted, now I know that it is just us that can see the beauty in a chunk of fire wood and to heck with appearances, we’ll do what ever it takes to save it 8^)

Nice work!

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#7 posted 03-31-2020 03:55 PM

Hi just cut up piece of firewood (spalted maple)

I’m thinking maybe desk clocks. I will post when done.

-- Joel, People ask what I make. I tell them I make sawdust, and now and then a nice box or frame,or clock, or lamp pops out.

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#8 posted 03-31-2020 06:50 PM

Fantastic times 2— Project and the “RESCUE” both!

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

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#9 posted 04-01-2020 01:22 AM

Nice save and great results. Well done.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#10 posted 04-01-2020 01:47 AM

Sweet, I like the way you incorporated the firewood into the tables. Very nice.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#11 posted 04-01-2020 12:01 PM

Thanks for all the kind comments, and to Foghorn for mentioning CA as this is a technique I need to look into more.

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