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funtimefrankie

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Isn't wood great !!!???
« on: June 28, 2009, 05:47:46 PM »

This is a length of timber I collected off the beach about ten years ago, it's been in the garden ever since.

The other week I thought I sand one face and put a bit of varnish on it. It came up brilliantly.

After ten years in the garden and who knows how long in the Irish sea, before that may part of a ship of the line,

Who knows... what stories could it tell.


It's about 9 inches square by four foot long.
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Re: Isn't wood great !!!???
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2009, 06:20:32 PM »

Nice to see. Probably part of an old jetty or (coal) staithe rather than a ship. Still worth having though. BY.
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Re: Isn't wood great !!!???
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2009, 06:20:57 PM »

Hi

 Looks like lump  of   Eucalyptus marginata ( Jarrah )

   Timo2
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Re: Isn't wood great !!!???
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2009, 06:32:39 PM »

What's it doing in the garden !!!!

Colin
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Re: Isn't wood great !!!???
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2009, 06:53:55 PM »

What's it doing in the garden !!!!

Colin
I put my coffee cup on it while watch the fish in the pond :-))
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Re: Isn't wood great !!!???
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2009, 10:17:33 PM »

Funny you should mention Jarrah, I have a number of pieces of furniture made from it, one is the dining table and another is a unit under the TV hiding all the DVD gubins etc.

The wood is actually reclaimed from railway sleepers imported from South Africa, who are currently going through a program of removing them and replacing them with concrete ones.  I have often wondered just where the sleepers were located that I now eat my dinner off.  The furniture is therefore all very individual and even, in the case of the TV unit, made to order by a firm luckily very local to me.

I'm with you guys and love wood with a passion.
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Re: Isn't wood great !!!???
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2009, 09:07:18 AM »

Wood is great, with a little imagination a lot of things can be created,
I made this a few years ago from a neighbours cut down cherry tree
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