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    Could this mean youve only been pretending to ge a crusty asshole all this time?

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    It's all true, that's all...positive...negative...whatever.

    I couldn't give a stuff wtf you think about it, in case you haven't noticed.

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    Excellent response.

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    Klondyke will approve

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    Beside the interesting discussion ^ I am now facing a dilemma: either to shift my swimming pool aside or to build a new pool salaa XL for an acacia river table 350 x 120 cm I would like to place in:

    Pool Salaa D-I-Y-img_1625-jpg

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    ^ what's the story with the blue stripe? I guess that's the 'river'... what is it compised of?

    And please don't take this the wrong way Klondyke but I don't think the legs really match the beautiful table top.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    what's the story with the blue stripe?
    They go for that nonsense on facebook.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    ^ what's the story with the blue stripe? I guess that's the 'river'... what is it compised of?
    It's wood from the blue-striped acacia tree, Mendip. Didn't you study anything at school (apart from geology)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    ^ what's the story with the blue stripe? I guess that's the 'river'... what is it compised of?

    And please don't take this the wrong way Klondyke but I don't think the legs really match the beautiful table top.
    Yes, that's a current fashion of "river" tables where the river is made by a resin epoxy with a various fantasy creation and colors, also stones or flowers, e.g.:

    Pool Salaa D-I-Y-river-table2-jpg




    As of the legs, don't you think the barrels are very original? ^These are as "hair-pin", surprisingly very sturdy..

    Or in case you are a "W"illiam:
    Pool Salaa D-I-Y-img_112327-jpg



    Or any other creations...
    Pool Salaa D-I-Y-img_093129a-jpg
    Pool Salaa D-I-Y-img_095326a-jpg
    Pool Salaa D-I-Y-img_095418a-jpg

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    Or a classic farmer provision..

    Pool Salaa D-I-Y-img_141117a-jpg

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    Speaking of trees, Netflix has a nice documentary.


    If you don't have Netflix you can try this book:

    Sunday Times Bestseller ‘A paradigm-smashing chronicle of joyous entanglement’ Charles Foster Waterstones Non-Fiction Book of the Month (September)
    Are trees social beings? How do trees live? Do they feel pain or have awareness of their surroundings?
    In The Hidden Life of Trees Peter Wohlleben makes the case that the forest is a social network. He draws on groundbreaking scientific discoveries to describe how trees are like human families: tree parents live together with their children, communicate with them, support them as they grow, share nutrients with those who are sick or struggling, and even warn each other of impending dangers. Wohlleben also shares his deep love of woods and forests, explaining the amazing processes of life, death and regeneration he has observed in his woodland.
    A walk in the woods will never be the same again.

    The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate: Amazon.de: Wohlleben, Peter: Fremdsprachige Bucher

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke View Post
    Beside the interesting discussion ^ I am now facing a dilemma: either to shift my swimming pool aside or to build a new pool salaa XL for an acacia river table 350 x 120 cm I would like to place in:

    Pool Salaa D-I-Y-img_1625-jpg

    Have to admit it looks nice but....it will take treated wood to another recyclable level.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke View Post


    Or in case you are a "W"illiam:
    Pool Salaa D-I-Y-img_112327-jpg

    I imagine you could turn them over and make a "M" for Mendip....

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    I imagine you could turn them over and make a "M" for Mendip....
    Indeed...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke View Post

    As of the legs, don't you think the barrels are very original? ^These are as "hair-pin", surprisingly very sturdy..

    Or in case you are a "W"illiam:
    Pool Salaa D-I-Y-img_112327-jpg
    What species of wood is that?

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    That live edge table is the height of "tack" go for it Klondyke!

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    I like the looks of your salaa Klondyke. I have often wondered about those roofs. Do they leak during the monsoon ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iceman123 View Post
    That live edge table is the height of "tack" go for it Klondyke!
    Sorry, I do not quite understand the meaning... Please elaborate.

    Anyway, it's acacia, monkeypod, Samanea Saman, to answer also the question above you. The local Thai wood that is nowadays very in demand not only for the large slabs (they are no longer many easily available in that width) but also for kitchenware, housewares as many years before was only rubberwood (from Thailand) demanded - because of its light color, thus cleanless?

    And of course also teak mainly for bowls and serving boards. And before rubberwood, it was beechwood in Europe for those cutting boards and utensils our grandmothers had in their cupboards. In US the rubberwood products from Asia were often presented as beechwood (who cares?). In fact, both of them look similarly, with few knots and without protruding texture (as e.g. oak is showing).

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    Quote Originally Posted by tunk View Post
    I like the looks of your salaa Klondyke. I have often wondered about those roofs. Do they leak during the monsoon ?
    As a matter of fact, I still haven't experienced a strong rain this year, perhaps something wrong with calendar? It surely will not be 100% water proof. It could be better once I would add another layer of the "yakaa" over that. But who will like to stay there during a heavy rain, especially when the rains here are not really vertically dropping?

    At the moment it's something else what's bothering us: a fine dust to be wipe out every half day. It's from small insect eating the bamboo sticks the roofing grass is attached to. A usual insect spraying hasn't helped, nor fumes from a sulphuric small fire hanged under the roof. The day after it looks that it really has helped, but the dust is appearing again.

    Actually it should work when properly done, perhaps we will try again when covering the roof by a sheet. So it is made everywhere where they make bamboo chopsticks and skewers here in the North. The fresh protruded sticks are bundled and moistened, then exposed to the sulphuric fumes in a closed space for few hours. The moisture is needed for creating a week sulphuric acid H2SO4 that destroys the insect and any fungi that would develop later. The subsequent hot drying will properly dispose of any residua of the sulphur.

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    This is how the fine dust from the bamboo stick eaters appears over night:

    Pool Salaa D-I-Y-img_1952-jpg



    The sulphur for slow burning as it is here easily available:
    Pool Salaa D-I-Y-img_1953-jpg

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    You are right, no reason to sit out there in a heavy rain. Anything I have had made out of bamboo has had that powder, so usually I avoid bamboo. I have always like the looks of that grass roof I call it, but the powder is enough to make me change my mind. No rain ? Same problem here, driest rainy season I can remember. The BP forecast drought for July and August, looks like it could easily happen. There are places in my yard turning brown in the middle of the rainy season. Sometimes it pays to read TD, I think you changed my mind about wanting a grass roof.

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    When the traveling circus comes to Ubon there are many vendors selling tables. I admire them but thats about it, I wouldn't really want one. They are just status symbols, " how much did you pay for your table?' " Well I bet I paid more than you did." Wouldn't want a table that takes 6 men or a small crane to move, I don't have 5 friends. Is any poster on here actually making there own table.? That would be interesting to see. The river down the middle, how do you suppose that idea came about ? Where are the defects in a slab, well usually down the middle. Here is an idea, lets router a river down the middle and fill it with epoxy, then we can jack up the price of that table. Brilliant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tunk View Post
    The river down the middle, how do you suppose that idea came about ? Where are the defects in a slab, well usually down the middle. Here is an idea, lets router a river down the middle and fill it with epoxy, then we can jack up the price of that table. Brilliant.
    Actually, it's not always so. People looks always for something different, more decorative than just functional, so it's an actual trend they require.

    The river is sometimes intentionally made from two (or more) pieces the river connects together into a wide table.

    Pool Salaa D-I-Y-image330-jpg
    Pool Salaa D-I-Y-mineral-oil-hardwood-reflections-butcher-block
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    Not that is a nice looking table. I just don't understand the ones that are 4" thick. Is that yours ? I like the leg design too, I might try to go that route. when I get my lamyai log sawed I will have just enough wood for the top and nothing left over for legs. I really like that design, it is simple yet beautiful.

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