THEBIGSWEED's FIRST ENTRY in #sam-saturday 😁


First time participant in #sam-saturday. Well here goes, as you can see from the very first photo I 😍😍😍😍😍😍
wood, lumber, standing wood, dead wood, decayed wood, hell I love wood so much I enjoy getting splinters.

Sorry, I just had to get that off my chest. 😁😁 By the way I'm thebigsweed and live in Upstate NY.

The pictures in this post are of a couple of unique pieces that I made from some really cool trees that had fallen. I cut out and saved certain sections of the tree, the remainder went into the fireplace.

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The next 3 pics are of some saved pieces. Each piece has a little extra character. Some are known as crotch wood.

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The next two pics have been purposely left out to weather. This will start a decaying process. When the log is cut the pieces will have beautiful streaks of blue, orange, and other colors depending on the type of lumber.

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This piece I'm going to make a plant stand leaving the branches long so we can fill with hanging baskets of flowers.

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This is a piece of pine with branches cut shorter and is great to hang some of the gear for the pond on.

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These old logs will become the legs of a coffee table.

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A slab of Red Oak will be the top.

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Here is an idea of what it will look like

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Her is a table that I completed two weeks ago. The base is a piece of Black Cherry Crotch wood. The top is a slab of Swamp Oak.

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This is a root ball from a tree that came down this past winter. 🀞🀞It barely missed one of our cabins.

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Here is the piece finished and placed in a bed. We hang different ornaments on it.

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Other pieces that I have made decorate the bed. HOME SWEET HOME Nothing like it!😁😁😍😍

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A picture of the bed.

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This is the family mill. This is used to cut all of our slabs and other really great pieces!!

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As you can probably tell by now, working with wood is one of my passions.😍😍😍

One last thing, I taught for over 30 years, instructing children with learning disabilities. I loved every minute of it.

A shoutout to #bluemoon, that was fun.

Hope you enjoyed! thebigsweed


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