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Project by DaveM123 posted 05-11-2020 12:35 PM 734 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My friend and I built a bar for my daughter. We made the top from three slabs of gum wood and kept a live edge. Never had used gum wood before but was very happy with the way it looks.

-- Dave





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#1 posted 05-11-2020 01:33 PM

Good looking bar.

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#2 posted 05-11-2020 06:39 PM



Good looking bar.

- swirt


Thank you.

-- Dave

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#3 posted 05-12-2020 01:50 AM

Love the top…love to get some of that wood for a desk. Not a fan of the base, but taste is in the hands of the maker and you have a nice finished product.

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#4 posted 05-12-2020 02:05 AM



Love the top…love to get some of that wood for a desk. Not a fan of the base, but taste is in the hands of the maker and you have a nice finished product.

- BlueRidgeDog


My daughter’s design. Not what I would want for myself. She’s happy with it so that’s all that matters :)

-- Dave

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#5 posted 05-15-2020 08:54 PM

Gumwood is unappreciated, mainly because if creates the spiny nut shells most folks dislike. A neighbor of mine in Virginia cut down two in his front yard into 8 ft lengths, some were 40 – 50” in diameter!

I saw “free wood” and hired a woodmizer to cut up boards for me. I air dried them for a year and made some nice furniture from those boards and sold the rest. The colors and the grain are what appealed to me, and the wood is easy to work with…

-- Being half Irish and half Scottish, I love to drink but hate to pay for it

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#6 posted 05-16-2020 10:59 AM

I loved working with it. It’s got great grain and color. I was lucky enough to find it locally.


Gumwood is unappreciated, mainly because if creates the spiny nut shells most folks dislike. A neighbor of mine in Virginia cut down two in his front yard into 8 ft lengths, some were 40 – 50” in diameter!

I saw “free wood” and hired a woodmizer to cut up boards for me. I air dried them for a year and made some nice furniture from those boards and sold the rest. The colors and the grain are what appealed to me, and the wood is easy to work with…

- Timzwoodz


-- Dave

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