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Jim Chmelik of Cottonwood built the pedestal base what he was assured was all reclaimed oak from a pre-civil war barn out of Tennessee. The white oak was to match the legs of the table. However, when he cut into the wood, he found it was the same variety of sycamore he had used in the inlays.

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Led by Maker’s Hand

For those who have a faith strongly rooted in religious studies, there are times when the hand of providence can be felt or seen. Jim Chmelik believes this couldn’t be more physically evident than in a wood table sitting in his Cottonwood shop.

December 28, 2016 6 a.m. read more..


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