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From Trash To Treasure

By Karl Champley

From Trash To Treasure

Karl Champley gives you an inside look to how he built the winning desk and chair on season 1 of Ellen's Design Challenge

The video can be seen here:

Carpenter of the Week: Karl: http://fw.to/KFu8ZOC

The designers & master carpenters are given one hour to race through a salvage yard to find items to make their furniture. Back at the shop, some of the designers discover that the material they have collected is not up to par. At judging, everything is on the line as the final three discover which two will go on to the finale.

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temp-post-imageI used a Bernzomatic torch to torch to bring clarity to this winning piece.

When you work with acrylic and wish to have a clear finish such as a countertop for a table You need to sand it first starting with a 220 grit up to a 800 grit. Once that is done, you then fire up a torch and carefully apply the flame to the acrylic and the magic happens. The acrylic goes clear as the heat takes out the etched sanding marks! Its a very cool look

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As a result we were pleased to have won this challenge!

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This material can be used for a number of DIY projects around the home. It is a material that can quite often be a substitute for glass.

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This is a sponsored post from Bernzomatic but all thoughts and opinions are my own