Beetle killed pine vanity

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Project by Timber58 posted 07-12-2011 02:42 AM 2353 views 5 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Fell a tree in our yard that had been killed by pine beetles. Started to buck it up for firewood when i noticed the blue stains in it. Bucked it up into 8 ft lengths instead and took it out to the mill. The result was some beautiful blue stained lumber. We needed a vanity for the outhouse… yes we have plumbing, but we have a lot of friends that camp at our place during the summer so the wife thought it would be a good idea to have an outhouse (she’s full of good ideas) so thats where it ended up

-- I have so many projects on the go, guess I'm not a "finish" carpenter!

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#1 posted 07-12-2011 03:02 AM

Great work! Out of death, beauty.

-- Jay in Changsha

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#2 posted 07-12-2011 05:58 AM

Nice group of projects you’ve been posting. Welcome to lumberjocks, nice to see another guy from BC on.

-- Alan, Prince George

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#3 posted 07-12-2011 03:43 PM

Very cool vanity.. I love BKP

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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#4 posted 07-12-2011 03:57 PM

Looks great, nice work!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#5 posted 07-13-2011 07:45 AM

Nice save!

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#6 posted 07-13-2011 07:08 PM

Thanks for the comments everyone. Great to be onboard!

-- I have so many projects on the go, guess I'm not a "finish" carpenter!

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#7 posted 07-15-2011 05:29 PM

In your last project you carved a tree, Did an excellent job. I like this vanity but the handles seem to be an afterthought and not part of the design? Maybe two simple carved handles? Hope I would build one as good as this! Sounds like a very comfortable outhouse…. :)

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#8 posted 07-16-2011 05:11 AM

No, I, ok the wife, wanted the old fashioned wrought iron handles. And it fits the theme of the outhouse. I think it a nice contrast to the wood. Ya we kind of went crazy on the biffy, it’s become somewhat of a conversation piece. I will have to post some pics one day. Thanks for your interest. :)

-- I have so many projects on the go, guess I'm not a "finish" carpenter!

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#9 posted 07-16-2011 08:55 PM

I’ve truly enjoyed working with the beetle-kill pine, sad as it is that it’s happening.

I love the colors and design of your project. Truly excellent !

How did you find the beetle-kill to work with ? For me, it splintered more than I thought it would, and … when there were knots—particularly during planing—they’d chunk out, and leave a BIG hole—ruining the board, more often than knot <grin> !

-- -- Neil

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#10 posted 07-21-2011 01:33 PM

Nice save on the pine. Looks really nice.

-- The works of evil people are not the problem. It is the "Good" people standing by and watching not speaking up. Dubsaloon

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