Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Blimey Guvnah!

Ello luv! Top 'o tha day to yeh!
I'm feeling ever so British since I purchased a bunch of English walnut this past weekend. It was an interesting trip - I went because the seller decided to have a fire sale and post the 1" stuff for $1 per bdft; the down side was that most of that material was very narrow and not all that great looking. Apparently it was limb wood, which I later found out on Lumberjocks was nothing to be worried about.
I did purchase one piece of 3" - originally priced at $475, purchased for $68....

Well, anyhow, tally-ho!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Mucho Mas Maple

Today I drove down to Willamina and picked up about 250 bdft of local maple. At only $0.75 per bdft, how could I resist? Optimally it will make some nice furniture, but worst case scenario is that it will serve as drawer sides and bottoms, dust frames, etc. It's so much better to work with Oregon maple than, say, pine or plywood- less sap, not too soft, not too hard, easy to compost, recycle or burn the cutoffs & shavings - just a great all around wood.
Also some spalty stuff, which doesn't hurt either...

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Hall Table Done

Well, I guess it's done. It's upstairs, so that means it must be. It's hard to get excited about it when I see so many flaws, but I have to remind myself that it's a functional piece that will now dutifully hold the mail and other assorted junk in the hallway.