another mans trash contest... #4: recycling, in more ways than one

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Blog entry by scottb posted 07-30-2008 02:34 AM 882 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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After much deliberation, clearing out of old wood in various states of decomposition, and a 1/3 dozen birdhouses in various states of completion – not to mention looking at, drooling over and wondering how I could possibly compete with the other projects in the one man's junk contest I decided to dust off my Thorsen inspired table from last summers Popular Woodworking challenge. Sure I’ve got a creative birdhouse on the drawing table that might have a snowballs chance against one of John’s Extreme ones, but It’s not going to be ready (at least not to my liking) by deadline.

How appropriate to recycle a project for the recycling contest!

Its only made from the old dining room door and salvaged chalkboard slate. More info in the project post, and the several blog entries detailing it’s evolution from ugly painted exterior door in disrepair to gorgeous interior table.

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-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#1 posted 07-30-2008 03:29 AM

Good chioce Scott.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#2 posted 07-30-2008 05:31 AM

Great green and Greene entry. It deserve high marks and praise.

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#3 posted 07-30-2008 05:57 AM

That’s using the old noodle, Scott. Good luck in the contest.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over two decades.

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#4 posted 07-30-2008 09:58 PM

Nice choice, I like the table!

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#5 posted 07-30-2008 10:04 PM

Lookin’ good!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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