Redwood Fencing

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Project by R_Stad posted 08-15-2013 07:31 AM 2142 views 5 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was working with a landscape company several years ago when I pulled some old redwood fencing out of the wood recycling dumpster. We mostly see western red cedar fencing here in Oregon. I was going to make a rough looking natural table and just glued some fence boards to a piece of plywood about 2 yrs ago. Recently I decided to finish it. Once I cut into it I saw some very pretty wood and decided to try to make it look nice. The build is nothing special, but the wood is surprisingly beautiful in my opinion. I used tug oil as the finish. I wanted the table to be able to travel, so I made the legs removable. Please excuse the underside. I need to make that look a little less hideous. I am a novice woodworker, so thanks for all the shared knowledge and experience.

Rod – Oregon

-- Rod - Oregon

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#1 posted 08-15-2013 01:04 PM

The color and grain are indeed beautiful. Very nice.

-- Ron, Montana

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#2 posted 08-15-2013 04:07 PM

Very nice looking table… Great score saving the redwood… Thanks for sharing…

-- Dan

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#3 posted 08-16-2013 12:11 AM

Thanks for saving that wood! Redwood is a precious commodity. The table turned out great!

-- Andy, Waxahachie, Tx.

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#4 posted 08-16-2013 01:48 AM

Great reuse for that wood! Turned out fantastic!!

-- Chris, "all we are is sawdust in the dust collector""

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#5 posted 08-16-2013 02:07 AM

I use recycled wood when ever I can, and I wouldn’t worry about the underside so much, the beauty of the wood and simplicity of the table are great!

-- Once the dust settles, breath and behold the beauty of the wood.

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#6 posted 08-16-2013 03:23 AM

agree with everyone else, very nicely done!

-- Steve

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#7 posted 08-16-2013 03:24 AM

Very nice. Looks great.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#8 posted 08-16-2013 03:40 PM

Thanks for all the kind words. I was somewhat hesitant to post because so much of the work displayed is far beyond my abilities at this point. But…Onward we go.

-- Rod - Oregon

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#9 posted 10-07-2013 04:31 AM

Second time today I have been impressed with your work Rod. That table is really beautiful. As a less than novice wood worker my self, you have inspired me with your finished work, also the recycling of Timber is certainly the way to go. Just imagine over the years the really lovely old timber that has gone up in smoke because people did not see the beauty or the use for it. I will watch for more of your projects.



-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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#10 posted 05-12-2014 04:12 PM

This is really cool…....

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