The first step in furniture construction involves transforming the rough timber (cut in a paddock from a fallen tree and then air dried) into flat and square timber. This process is called ‘dressing’ the timber or because it is often done by machine ‘machining’.
Takings rough timber…
... and making it flat and four square.
For the technique I use to dress timber check out the blog – Getting Dressed in the Morning @ The Love Of Wood.
-- Daniel - http://theloveofwood.blogspot.com/