What do we do with this WOOD?! #5: Just bought a stack of rounds

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Blog entry by Eric M. Saperstein posted 01-10-2012 07:48 AM 1632 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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So today’s “What do I do with this wood?” ... question is about a stack of oak rounds – for some reason the photo of the stack didn’t come through. I think there’s 7-10 of them ranging from 2” – 4-5” thick. I’ll add that photo later when I get one. The wood is still air dried – has to go into the kiln so it’ll be a while before it’s in hand.

So we’re obviously leveling and sanding them, then ya know … embedding chess boards in them and making them into gaming tables sounds fun. Boards like the one below – only given our recent acquisition of osage orange I think that’ll be the lighter wood and I will probably keep the leopard wood them or alter to other dark wood options.

Some are even thick enough to hallow out and consider making a compartment under the board to store gaming pieces, cards, etc. That sounds like a fun way to use the thick ones. I may even cut all the way through and save the centers, inset plywood to stabilize the whole thing and if the board is plywood backed it will create an easily accessible and stable cavity.

The photo w/ the chess board is a gaming table – we’ll feature that later when it’s finished. The board will be setup to flip on miniature canon trunions to rotate between chess and backgammon. More on that later!

-- Eric M. Saperstein, Master Craftsman

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#1 posted 01-11-2012 05:29 AM

Well you could make a bigger version of this little osage orange table , better legs then the scap wood I used would be nice though osage orange table

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#2 posted 01-12-2012 06:50 AM

That’s a neat slice – I think we are gonna pick up all the scraps of stuff too. Finding that even small slabs of stuff are sold for taxidermy mounts and all sorts of projects, clocks, whatever.

-- Eric M. Saperstein, Master Craftsman

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