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Old 09-16-2017, 12:20 AM   #751
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Another one of those tables that look so cool but are of no use to you unless you can afford that 20 foot TV I posted somewhere.

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Looks a bit like the beautiful wood counters at the pot store.



Custom crafted from a massive 750-year-old sunken tree that was pulled from the Willamette River six or eight years ago. Not long before the store opened, one of the owners saw an ad for the tree on Craigslist, and got an idea . . .
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Old 09-16-2017, 12:43 AM   #752
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Driftwood horse I suspect had some shaping of parts before finishing, but I love the look.

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As you leave the Portland (OR) airport, you'll see these . . . beautiful!



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Deborah Butterfield Horse Sculptures

In 1995 the Portland International Airport commissioned Deborah Butterfield for an exhibit of her horse sculptures for which were placed along the drive as one leaves the airport.

"... Butterfield developed her faux-wood approach at the Walla Walla Foundry in Eastern Washington because her early stick-and-mud horses had deteriorated -- distressing art collectors. The wood shrank, wires loosened, dirt disintegrated and bugs attacked. Tiring of a secondary "veterinary art restorer" career, she sought permanence for her ephemeral sculptures. In the labor-intensive solution she documents and disassembles her wood horses, makes a mold for every stick, burns out the wood and pours in molten bronze. After reassembly, patinas restore nature's hues. ..."

"... Butterfield sculpts the original piece by piece by fastening logs, branches, sticks, planks, and boards onto an armature that gives the basic posture of the particular horse. After fashioning the horse out of wood and organic material, the piece is photographed from all sides and angles, particularly the areas where individual pieces are joined. These photos are used to reconstruct the various elements after casting. ..."

[Judy Wagonfeld, The Seattle Post-Intelligencer ART REVIEW, Friday, July 22, 2005, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, Washington, Website, 2006]
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Old 09-16-2017, 11:07 AM   #753
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Seeing those horses would give a veterinarian nightmares.
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Old 09-16-2017, 01:32 PM   #754
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Those horseys got wood.
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Old 09-17-2017, 11:26 PM   #755
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This may be slightly beyond your DIY skills without a little practice.
But these dudes make a bunch of different size and shape tambour furniture. I think this one is only $24k.

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Old 09-18-2017, 07:16 AM   #756
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nicely done.
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Holy cow.
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Old 09-18-2017, 12:01 PM   #758
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I was wrong on the price, that one is W41xH36xD18 at $14k.
The bigger one is W46xH62xD15 at $18k.
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Old 09-18-2017, 12:16 PM   #759
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That is nice. I wonder what you use for a strap, and how it is attached, that is both long-lasting and replaceable.
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Old 09-18-2017, 02:24 PM   #760
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It looks like the mechanism with the bronze rails is made, then the veneer added. What makes me think that is the grain pattern doesn't seem to be interrupted so the must be cutting the veneer with a laser or some other very narrow kerf method.
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Old 09-18-2017, 03:16 PM   #761
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That is nice. I wonder what you use for a strap, and how it is attached, that is both long-lasting and replaceable.
My mother in law has a tambour side cabinet as part of a dining room set, and while bored out of my mind at her place one day, I was closely examining it. There is a special cloth, a lot like canvas that is used.

And according to this online store, there is a tambour glue.

The thin kerf cut also really impressed me. I wondered how they did it. Maybe it's a standard 1/16th inch kerf that you would get on a thin kerf saw.
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Old 09-18-2017, 11:56 PM   #762
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Sure, using the bunch of straps glued to canvas is the easiest way, but unless the curve in the track is gentle, the slats will open up a lot. The way around that was to make the strips of wood half rounds so the separation on turns wasn't noticeable. The high end pieces skipped the canvas and machined each slat to interlock. With that method there still had to be some rounded relief between slats. What these guys are doing is beyond that, big bucks beyond that.

In each of the material lists they mention leather but I don't see any showing. I wonder if they use leather for a backing on the tambour?
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Old 09-19-2017, 12:47 PM   #763
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This may be slightly beyond your DIY skills without a little practice.
But these dudes make a bunch of different size and shape tambour furniture. I think this one is only $24k.

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