What oh what am I supposed to make out of this? My dad in law was putting a ton of things in storage and doing some purging as well. He wasn’t sure what to do with this 50 year old walnut slab bench. It’s pretty basic, not made by some big name so it’s not that valuable to begin with. And the surface is all dinged up and scratched, and three of the four turned legs have come off. So it would need to be repaired and refinished if he were to sell it.
He and I were thinking all this out loud when he asked, “You could use all this walnut for something, right?” Naturally, I replied in the affirmative, using emphatic language that’s not exactly suitable for a respectable family website like this.
I’ve got a ton of ideas about what I could do with this, but I could always use more input. What would you do with all this walnut? The slab is about 60 inches long, 11 inches wide, and 3.5 inches thick.
Your suggestions? What I do will determine how I resaw and dimension the lumber.
Edit: There are a few things I’d like to work towards here. I want my next project(s) to push the limits of my skill. I also want to make things that I can make some money with. Not gonna lie, I’m poor. I just don’t want to make something generic and safe like a huge batch of cutting boards.
-- Brian in Arlington, TX