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Greene inspired Night Stand #2: Storm pause

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Blog entry by ChicoWoodnut posted 01-11-2008 05:51 AM 1440 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Time to start the execution phase Part 2 of Greene inspired Night Stand series Part 3: Cutting up boards »

I got over to the lumber store to look at some mahogany last Thursday. Friday we had the storm of the century here in Northern California. Knocked down my lemon tree and a good chunk of fence in the back yard so I got diverted from this project cleaning up stuff. I did get some time to make a rendering of how to use the boards I am going to get tomorrow. I took the components of my sketchup model and layed them out on some 10” x 8’ boards. Doing this, I got to think out the way the grain will be.

Looks like I will need about 30 bd ft to do two of these. The 8/4 Mahogany for the legs is kinda pricey since it comes in 12’ lengths. I am trying to see if I can get them to sell me half of one, otherwise, I think I will use it eventually.

-- Scott - Chico California http://chicowoodnut.home.comcast.net



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GaryK

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#1 posted 01-11-2008 05:56 AM

Can you still get Honduran mahogany there, or is it African?

Good luck on your project.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 01-11-2008 06:00 AM

It’s Honduran and about $9 a bd ft for 4/4 and $10 for 8/4 (which doesn’t make sense 2 me cuz there is less milling)

-- Scott - Chico California http://chicowoodnut.home.comcast.net

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#3 posted 01-11-2008 02:46 PM

As I understand it the thicker chunks usually come from older trees and thus cost more per board foot.

-- Hope Never fails

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#4 posted 01-11-2008 04:59 PM

One of my suppliers told me the reason for the higher prices has to do with the time required in the kiln to get it dry,the thicker pieces, I mean..

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#5 posted 01-12-2008 03:47 AM

Yup, just being a smart aleck. I feel the same way about software. How can something you can’t even touch cost so much?

-- Scott - Chico California http://chicowoodnut.home.comcast.net

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#6 posted 01-12-2008 04:44 AM

Houduran is nice if you can still find it. Very stable with basically no tension in the wood.
I remember getting it for $4+ a bf.

African tends to have more tension in the wood and therefore more reactive when cut.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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