On Friday, June 17, 2016 at 10:55:25 AM UTC-5, Electric Comet wrote:
and think it needs to be completed
What is there to be completed? I'm at a complete (sic) loss, as to what y
ou mean by "it" not being complete.
So, now you're an expert on identifying what is a fad or not? Your pet ro
ck must be getting lonely.
Should we (automatons), all, decorate our dwellings the same way?
One's personal/individual or group (family) preference is not a fad. My pe
rspective for (sometimes) favoring a live edge design is in the realm of de
corating, to a significant extent. Decorating a house, office, camp, cott
age, bungalow, etc. is not a fad, though "tastes" can change over time. Y
ou don't (necessarily) decorate a hunting camp or summer cottage the same a
s your permanent home, office, etc.
Your approach to this whole matter, or why, is incomprehensible and ludicro
Many people have no idea what live edge is let alone appreciate it. I
was in a shop that had some turned bowls for sale and overheard someone
ask "why don't they trim off the ugly edge?" They thought it was not
On Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 8:18:00 AM UTC-5, notbob wrote:
Hmmmm!? "... appreciate it." Appreciate what? "Aware of such." What is
the awareness? Aware of what, exactly? If I may partially answer... it's
a form of art, visual arts.
I may have a "weird" perspective, but since grade school, I've been a natur
alist. My first major, in college, was Wildlife Boiology. Many ideas of
design are rooted in nature's designs. I supsect there's some basic aesth
etics, in natural designs, that people gravitate to, hence lending themselv
es to having these elements within their home, offices, etc.
I don't always strive to have something of nature's design incorporated int
o a project, but when I do, and when I suspect someone else does, also, the
n, when we succeed in presenting that design, there's an even more apprecia
tion of success, than otherwise.
The description, in the Wiki link, mentions the "style" being western and/o
r rustic. To me, that's kind of generic. I tend to think of it more as
back-to-basics, as for as design elements, re: Picasso, etal.
When a live edge piece has knots and other figured elements, then "we" see
the surreal elements (surrealism art forms - re: Dali) in it.
Don't consider just the edge, being natural. Look at the whole project, t
o see what ALL is there.... whether it's a table, a picture, a sculpture, a
The task is not always to build a structure, but to create or reveal someth
ing you can't simply touch. Often times, nature already has the elements.
We just have to find them or stumble upon them, then use them. There's
a reason why George Nakashima is famous for his woodwork, but Mother Nature
deserves some of the credit, too.
Hmm, you sound a bit defensive. While you consider yourself a naturist,
others consider a live edge an ugly detraction. As I said, many people
are unaware of such things. Check out the bowls at Bed Bath & Beyond or
Kohs. You can go through life and never see a turning or table top with
a live edge.
One more question. I just built a TV stand out of birds eye cherry. Do
I need a primer if I paint it with latex+ plan to use a roller for a
No - a primer is not necessary. Just apply additional coats of latex
until you get a good build. Then knock it down with 80 grit and follow
that with repeated rubbing down with a brown paper bag until you get the
desired level of finish. Roller or foam pad will work, as will even a
cheap brush. Might just take another brown paper bag or two to get to
the desired finish.
Hope this helps...
Yes, and doctor's offices. High-end being the key phrase. They're
not mass produced in China so it tends to be expensive. It's not
surprising that EC hasn't seen it anywhere. He can't even afford a
SFMoma, which just had a grand opening of their new exhibit
space, is building out a ground-floor restaurant; all the tables
It's very common in the shops in Monterey and Carmel to find live-edge
redwood burl furniture.
I've a live-edge redwood burl coffee table.
Live-edge claro walnut slabs: http://www.bakerhardwoods.com/
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