What do we do with this WOOD?! #4: MORE wood! - Let's go on past just the bubinga slab - WE GOT MORE WOOD!

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Blog entry by Eric M. Saperstein posted 01-03-2012 02:14 AM 2618 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Our next batch of Speculation wood – destined for interesting projects of random sorts as we see fit. UNLESS of course someone commissions something based on an inspiration from the images!

This is what happens when we wander into a lumber yard – it’s hard to leave without coming home with MORE WOOD! ... Along with our scavenging efforts its hard not to make a few key purchases. Our plan for most of this is to use the unique wood as a contrast to our concrete base designs.

We’ll see how 2012 goes – 2011 brought the first piece out of this line (more photos of that pending shortly!) and now we figure we’ll expand out into a some coffee tables and a desk.

A nice redwood burl slice …

Paulownia – what a unique wood. It’s so freaking light! ... yet the grain if you get a good piece is amazingly interesting. THIS piece is one of those such interesting pieces! We think this will make a really cool small executive desk!

And – a nice plank of black limba … likely a coffee table to be! This is a cool looking piece, the worm holes, the random grain, looks like a little spalting. Perfect is BORING … this plank is unique.

-- Eric M. Saperstein, Master Craftsman

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robert triplett

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#1 posted 01-03-2012 08:18 AM

Eye Candy to me!!! I wish I was more productive so I could buy and use more wood. The day job takes too much time, but it pays the bills. Great wood. I often go on trips to find and buy wood. Then I decide what to do with it. Thanks for sharing these photos.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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Eric M. Saperstein

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#2 posted 01-04-2012 01:59 AM

Don’t ya just hate day jobs?!? ... I would have warehouses of it if I could get away with it. I just have to settle for sheds and racks for of it for now though!

I wish I had more random wall space I would just hang wood … interesting grain patterns with hand rubbed finishes … just wood!

But alas my own projects are the last ones to get done, and I bought the wrong freaking house … I should be in a log cabin somewhere in the middle of nowhere. Dumb decisions … oh well … life goes on!

We’re building up have some cool pieces for a show we’re planning this June – which reminds me I gotta get out of my own way and get on that project too!

Happy New Year!

-- Eric M. Saperstein, Master Craftsman

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#3 posted 01-05-2012 07:36 PM

OMG the ideas that went flying trough my mind.
That is sum purdy stuff..
The Paulownia is new to me. A nice find. Thanks for sharing.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#4 posted 01-05-2012 09:37 PM

It’s new to me too – saw it at a show we did in June – amazingly light but very strong overall. Long as you finish it properly … build up a solid surface.

I’m gonna pick up a few pieces of it and do some experiments. This particular piece was really interesting looking so we couldn’t resist it. I didn’t see any others at the moment that were as nice in stock, but I have seen a lot them lately.

The tree is like a Chinese scrub tree that gets huge that piece is only supposedly 25-30 years old.

-- Eric M. Saperstein, Master Craftsman

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