Jord's Ramblings #1: Salvaged Timber

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Blog entry by JordsWoodShop posted 11-21-2011 12:20 PM 1302 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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More often than not my projects are made entirely of salvaged timber. This of course is by choice, but last night while I was talking to a lady, my passion for furniture making somehow came up in conversation, and she asked me about what pieces I have made.

As I enthusiastically got into the conversation explaining my chairs, tables, kitchen trollies and alike, I mentioned the fact about trying to use only salvaged timber, with an almost concerned look she then went on to ask me “why?”

I quickly explained the views I have in regards to forestry management and how I think although it has come a long way there is still a lot of room for improvement and unless I know that the timber has come from either a responsibly managed and planned timber extraction (eg plantation) I wouldn’t feel confortable using it in my projects.


-- Regards, Jordan Crawford,

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#1 posted 11-21-2011 03:10 PM

I think that each of us follow our passion as we see fit. Whether it’s hand-tools only, reclaimed lumber only, or simply making the best use of the materials at hand, we all find the path that makes us happiest, and the path is different for each person, though we all share some parts of it.

As an example, when I’m walking through a forest, one of the things that always strikes me is the search for patterns in the growth of plants; weeds, flowers, bushes, trees, the pattern developed over the course of thousands of years that spring from a single seed are one of the many attractions I find. My wife is less interested in that and more in the colors and overall landscape. But we both enjoy the walk.

In any case, you seem to have found yours, and so there you go.

-- Making scrap with zen-like precision - Woodbutchery

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