I thought I had found the secret source of low cost (i.e. free) hardwoods.
I’ve been scouring flea markets, Craigs list, and freelists.org for old furniture.
My latest acquisition was an old entertainment center made by Ethan Allen. A search on the item indicated that it sold for around $2,800 in 2001. I found it free, just haul away.
My disappointment was profound when I started cutting it up.
This is what I hauled home.
This is what I discovered when I started cutting.
Even the panels used in the doors were MDF.
The most interesting one was the bottom of the lower unit.
The veneer used on the bottom looked like unfinished cherry.
This is not the first time I have discovered this, but it is probably the last time I’ll do it.
-- If we learn from our mistakes, I should be a genius!