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Projects with Red Oak Flooring leftovers #1: Looking for project ideas

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Blog entry by Lalen posted 04-07-2017 07:46 PM 1638 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I just ended up with about 30+ square feet of brand new leftover red oak hardwood floor material. It is about 3/4” thick, 3.25” wide and in random lengths. It has tongue and groove milled in the sides and the ends.

The bottom side has some channels in it, so I’ll have to mill about 1/16th off to make it flat and parallel. (good thing i just got a planer!)

Looking for project ideas that will make good use of this! Please comment with thoughts or links! I will keep this blog going with projects I do.

Thanks all in advance!

-- Lalen, Texas. "If it looks straight, it is straight" Jimmy Diresta



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papadan

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#1 posted 04-07-2017 07:52 PM

With that much wood that is the same, I would build myself a nice tool cabinet with drawers and doors. It would look awesome in all matched Oak.

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Derek Oliver

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#2 posted 04-07-2017 08:46 PM

If you have a lathe, you could turn about 9000 pens!

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robscastle

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#3 posted 04-07-2017 09:13 PM

Have a look at keifers boxes.
Here is one of his I copied using flooring offcuts.

-- Regards Rob

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gargey

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#4 posted 04-07-2017 09:44 PM

You could make a nice bonfire

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robscastle

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#5 posted 04-08-2017 01:53 AM

The link screwed up somehow so here it is again.

Here is one of his I copied using flooring offcuts

-- Regards Rob

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Lalen

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#6 posted 04-08-2017 04:08 AM

Thanks all for your input!.

papadan- Sounds cool!

Derek Oliver- I do have a lathe and like pen turning. Haven’t tried red oak but I will do a few!

robscastle – Thanks for the links! I haven’t been able to get to his yet (will search) but I see your box.. that looks great! Making a nice box is now on the list!

-- Lalen, Texas. "If it looks straight, it is straight" Jimmy Diresta

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#7 posted 04-10-2017 02:38 AM

I used oak flooring the same size that you have left over from a flooring job I did to make the top on the blanket chest I posted on here. I glued them together and used battens on the back side. I also used them to make the thin strips for the weave on the bottom of the serving tray too.

-- The reward of art is not fame or success but intoxication: that is why so many bad artists are unable to give it up. Jean Cocteau

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Lalen

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#8 posted 04-11-2017 01:24 AM

Mooseman, Both projects look great! Thanks for the reply.


I used oak flooring the same size that you have left over from a flooring job I did to make the top on the blanket chest I posted on here. I glued them together and used battens on the back side. I also used them to make the thin strips for the weave on the bottom of the serving tray too.

- Moosesman


-- Lalen, Texas. "If it looks straight, it is straight" Jimmy Diresta

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