Oddball wooden bar thing I resurrected.

  1. Morrisman

    Morrisman Forum Supporter

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    Wife bought this in the Philippines about 20 years ago, it was some pale yellow varnished finish, and I thought it looked awful and could never work out quite what it was meant to be. But she liked it so it stayed....

    It followed us back and forth across the world a couple of times, still looking ugly and plain, but after the divorce, after the wife was history I thought I’d have a go at cleaning it up and selling it. A few hours with a sanding machine and I realised it had some very interesting wood colours under the crappy coloured varnish.

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    So then I bought some Danish oil from Screwfix and sprayed a coat on. Wow, that worked well.

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    It looked excellent, and sat in the conservatory for a year or two, then we moved house, had no room for it, and it now languishes in the garage. I might drag it out some day and see if I can sell it, but it really needs a better sanding job as the oil showed up a lot of marks where I’d missed things.

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    I have a similar type piece in the front room, that I call my Fred Flintstone coffee table, a 2” slab of teak, that also needs properly sanding to get some staining off. One day....

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  2. frank horton

    frank horton V twins are great but 4"s rule.........

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    nice stuff, I keep if I were u.....
    suprising what can happen when u divorced...
    I went to California.....
    ps ...she aint in that hole in the garden....hahaha....
     
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  3. Morrisman

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    A couple of other nice bits of woodwork I bought over there.

    Shame this one was painted, but probably hides filler and other abominations.

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    This is my best friend, Pogi.

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  4. Ali

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    The bar looks like Yew
     
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  5. Morrisman

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    They said it was Acacia, but I have no clue.
     
  6. 8ob

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    Nice work @Morrisman , its a shame you are not a bit closer because there are a few interesting sticks of timber kicking around the yard. Pulled these two out of a corner the other day. A few nice tops in there somwhere :)

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  7. eLuSiVeMiTe

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    Love the look of live edge tops but I wouldn't want to use it as a desk

    Decided to keep my scroll saw. Gonna have me a go at making some of these
     
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  8. roofman

    roofman Purveyor of fine English buckets and mops

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    So did i in 1999 and came back in late 2003 to see if the dust had settled:D
     
  9. Morrisman

    Morrisman Forum Supporter

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    I left the Philippine’s and fled back to England, to get away from potential assassination....and two years later the ex moved here.

    We actually get on okay now though...

    .....almost as if she hadn’t ruined the dream life we had, and flogged off my beautiful £150k house, and spent the lot... :eyepatch:
     
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    Worth every penny
     
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  11. Wallace

    Wallace Member

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    Stuff the wood, Alvis Stalwart alert! :thumbup:
     
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  12. Morrisman

    Morrisman Forum Supporter

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    You have no idea how very accurate that statement is.

    As much as I miss that beautiful big house, and the lifestyle I had over there, the mental piece and quiet I have now is worth every penny.
     
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  13. Morrisman

    Morrisman Forum Supporter

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    3 storeys, 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, pool, roof garden, garage.. every inch designed by me, .I wish, I dream, I could have kept it......:(

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    Beautiful (post 1)
     
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