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Project by Monte Pittman posted 08-22-2012 08:52 PM 1527 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The slab is cottonwood. The wind took down a couple big cottonwood trees about 1-1/2 years ago. Cutting them for signs. Hope to cut some long slabs and try it on some other projects.

The second picture is a brother to the ash bench from yesterday. It sold last night so I thought I would put together another this morning. Before I was done assembling it, it sold. Guess I’ll build another tomorrow. The slabs from yesterday, today & tomorrow are consecutive slabs from the same tree. 51” long x 40” tall x 26” deep.

Thanks for looking

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#1 posted 08-22-2012 09:11 PM

You ARE ‘gittin’ it done!’

The sign and new bench look great. Sounds like you are having a great show.

Congrats !

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#2 posted 08-23-2012 12:56 AM

Way to go Monte- Sounds like a jackpot if you are selling stuff faster than you can finish it. Cool sign but do you think the bark will stay attached?

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#3 posted 08-23-2012 01:04 AM

I have had pretty good luck so far. Time will tell.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 08-23-2012 02:02 AM

your a bench buildin machine!
congrats on the good sales.

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#5 posted 08-23-2012 02:39 AM

Great sign and beautiful bench Monte! Cotton wood is a fun wood to work with.

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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#6 posted 08-23-2012 02:43 AM

That ash tree has been good to you !

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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#7 posted 08-25-2012 10:03 AM

I like the bench and the sign Monte, I can understand clearly why anyone would want one.

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