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Re: pvc "lumber"
But Jim that's a winter project! lol I'm always on the prowl for free lumber. I still have a pile of Philippine mahogany from a bunch of display shelves one of my hvac clients had in his store "Pilothouse" in phila. And a whole mess of 1/4 underlayment that comes in handy for lot of mahogany like projects. I'm working on a serving tray/cutting board for that fits on the stove top of my galley. Years ago there was a millwork shop that a friend worked at and I'd get long live edges cut off high grade mahogany It made some lovely outwhales and seat frames on most of the canoes we built.
Denise, I've got quite a back stock of wood too and I resolved to use up what I have around. This winter I did a bathroom vanity out of birch and wenge. Then I took the wall out between our kitchen and living room and built a bead board kitchen island from poplar with wrap around shelves. The island is painted to match our kitchen cabinets (built them too). This week I'll start gluing up the jatoba top.
Since the end is in sight on that project we were pulling out boards for the next round of furniture building this morning. Coffee table and end table out of a slab of natural edge waterfall bubinga with wenge legs; and a new coffee table for the family room from a gonalo alves board I found at Hearnes with some really wild grain, edged in fiddle back maple.
That's AFTER I finish the v-berth cabinets in figured cherry that Kathy wants for the boat that I never got to this winter.
Did I mention this is all using up wood I had in the back of my shop
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Last edited by JimMcGee; 05-18-2013 at 01:25 PM.