Nicely done, Phil! Do you have photos of the construction? Those would be good to see.
Unfortunately, no. I was kind of in a hurry to complete it so didn't stop and take any except for a pre-finish shot to show SWMBO the progress. Always kick myself later when I don't.Nicely done, Phil! Do you have photos of the construction? Those would be good to see.
OK, that qualifies as one of the most touching stories I've heard in a long time. Ed sounds like a guy I would have loved to know.Very nice indeed. Walnut is probably my favorite wood. I have some from Monticello. Someone with authority there had an oak and walnut tree removed because he said Thomas Jefferson use to stand at this specific point and look down on the University of Virginia and now these trees would be blocking his view. I highly suspect old Tom turned over in his grave at that one.
Fortunately for me may Father-in-Law was good friends with the gentleman that got the contract to cut these down and was the recipient of about 100BF of the boards resulting from the walnut tree all dressed to 3/4". Ed was a self taught woodworker with the patience of a saint. In his almost 100 years, missed by 3 months, he built many Grandmother and Granddaughter clocks. The only power tools I knew him to have was a benchtop table saw (old Sears), electric sander, hand drill, and I think an old router. All his other tools were hand tools. These sit proudly in my shop less the table saw.
Although some of the wood is a bit wormy it has great color and grain. Still haven't found that special project for it......Really miss the old guy.
Yeah, I like it too but can't claim anything other than rescuing it from my former wife.Excellent piece! (I almost love the flower pot stand more, tho!!) Looks great overall...
Great, thanks. I made an entry table with very similar structure but taller and with a live edge top. This style lends itself well to a lot of adaptations.Extremely nicely done Phil!!!! Simple, elegant, functional and made from walnut. Really, nothing not to like.
I've been asked to build a "sofa/wall" table for someone who can't make up their mind about the look they want. I"m going to forward
a few pics of your build. This might just fill the bill!!
Again, excellent work!!
I like live edge a lot but it can be over done and our house has limited out! But, I'm making one for my sister-in-law so I get to scratch that itch again. On the lookout for a good LE slab - that's half the fun.I've brought up live edge several times, if only to compliment the live edge seating they have at a couple bay windows. Given they have a colonial/country theme to most of their decor I think it would fit in beautifully. But alas, its not what I like, its what they like.
Sometimes there's no accounting for taste *LOL*...
That the first thing that popped into my head, I wouldn’t mind seeing the construction.Nicely done, Phil! Do you have photos of the construction? Those would be good to see.