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  • Pyro Coffee Table with Resin

    I needed a big project so I had a piece of birch and decided to make a coffee table. My living room is small so it couldn't be that big. It came out to 36"x22". Big enough to be awkward to draw on and burn. I finished it with epoxy resin. Bought the hairpin legs from Home Depot. Everyone stay in the woodshop and stay safe!
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    The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls... Pablo Picasso
    Becky

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    Very nice... About 49-years ago I made a large livingroom coffee table from an old Bell Telephone wire wooden spool. Sanded and stained all the wood, trimed the edges with 3/8" hemp line, then filled the top with clear resin and varnished the base. Even with four kids beating on it you couldn't hurt that thing. Looked almost as good when we finally bought new furniture as it did the day I made it. You're project should give similar service. Well done!

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    • #3
      HI, Becky , that's Exactly the way I would have done it . Ha,Ha. The Way I would have LIKED TO DO IT . Your Touch still amazes me , Beautiful piece of Art . Merle

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      • #4
        A gorgeous piece of work and the pyrography is superb, Becky. You must have great patience to do that type of burning...ever do any Celtic knot burnings?
        Bill
        Living among knives and fire.

        http://www.westernwoodartist.com

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        • #5
          OH WOW, What an incredible job. It has to give you a lot of satisfaction, I know if I could do something like this, I would have to sew new buttons on my shirt.
          . . .JoeB

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          • #6
            That is a beautiful piece of furniture, the Birch gives such a nice two tone effect, and your burning is a masterpiece. Well done.

            Bob
            Before they slip me over the standing part of the fore sheet, let them pipe: "Up Spirits" one more time.

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            • #7
              The pyro work is absolutely beautiful! Great idea (and execution) of the table, as well!

              Claude
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              • #8
                Originally posted by woodburner807 View Post
                A gorgeous piece of work and the pyrography is superb, Becky. You must have great patience to do that type of burning...ever do any Celtic knot burnings?
                Thanks! I haven't done any Celtic knot burnings but, it's certainly on my list!
                The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls... Pablo Picasso
                Becky

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                • #9
                  Hi Becky , got a Question if you don't mind . Can you get the same Great Detailing that you get on other Woods such as Basswood or do you do all your Burning on Birch or Maple ? Merle

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                  • #10
                    Hi Merle. Great question. Basswood is the go-to, as you know, for pyrography. I love it but, I find I can get finer lines with birch or maple. They're harder woods for sure. They're grain is not as fine as basswood but, it's fine enough for detailed work. The shading is similar on all the woods. This is not to say that you can't get good detailing from basswood. It's a wonderful wood to burn on. And, it's always light colored. I have to be picky when it comes to birch and maple. I go thru ALL the sheets at the store! Haha. One more thing.... I'm really cheap! I cut and prep all my pieces. Much cheaper and because I really like the process. Sorry this really turned into quite a long post!
                    The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls... Pablo Picasso
                    Becky

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                    • #11
                      A curious question, Becky, have you tried Italian Poplar?
                      Bill
                      Living among knives and fire.

                      http://www.westernwoodartist.com

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by woodburner807 View Post
                        A curious question, Becky, have you tried Italian Poplar?
                        I don't know about Italian Poplar but, I've burned on Poplar a little bit. Really nice wood. I just can't find it in the sizes I need/want. When all this craziness is over with I'm going to check out a lumber yard I found out about. All I have near me is a big box store. Not the best selection.
                        The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls... Pablo Picasso
                        Becky

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Scrollcrazy View Post

                          I don't know about Italian Poplar but, I've burned on Poplar a little bit. Really nice wood. I just can't find it in the sizes I need/want. When all this craziness is over with I'm going to check out a lumber yard I found out about. All I have near me is a big box store. Not the best selection.
                          Your pyrography is superb and that is why I asked if you tried the Italian Poplar. When I was doing my Applied Pyrography newsletter and very active in the forums, a lot of people thought it was the best...and also maple. Many tried it and got it from cabinet makers as left over scrap...free or cheap. I've never tried it either but their work was excellent and they raved about it. It is lighter in color to regular poplar which I have burned also.

                          Of course one can burn on any wood, leather (vegetable tanned), antlers, nuts, etc., as you know.

                          Keep posting and I enjoy seeing your work. Nice for the eyes.
                          Bill
                          Living among knives and fire.

                          http://www.westernwoodartist.com

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by woodburner807 View Post

                            Your pyrography is superb and that is why I asked if you tried the Italian Poplar. When I was doing my Applied Pyrography newsletter and very active in the forums, a lot of people thought it was the best...and also maple. Many tried it and got it from cabinet makers as left over scrap...free or cheap. I've never tried it either but their work was excellent and they raved about it. It is lighter in color to regular poplar which I have burned also.

                            Of course one can burn on any wood, leather (vegetable tanned), antlers, nuts, etc., as you know.

                            Keep posting and I enjoy seeing your work. Nice for the eyes.
                            Thank you Bill. I appreciate this forum so much. So many nice people and so much talent. I will definitely be on the lookout for Italian Poplar. It sounds wonderful. I think pyrographers are always looking for that "perfect surface"
                            The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls... Pablo Picasso
                            Becky

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                            • #15
                              Hi Becky , now I have another Question , sorry . When you say Cut and Prep. the Wood , do you mean Shaping and Sanding and why would that make you Cheap? I do that on all my Wood that I'm going to burn and I don't feel Cheap . You should get a Rich feeling when your Piece is finished that's for sure . Merle

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