Entertainment Center #2: Lumber selection

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Blog entry by Loogie posted 11-24-2009 05:26 AM 1660 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Cherry was specified for the piece so we took a drive up to Hearne Hardwoods in Oxford, Pa. They have a fantastic selection of Cherry. I really wanted to get some wide boards for the top and sides. When we got to Hearne they showed my some 12” wide boards that they had that were almost completely clear and just under 12’ long. The problem was that the entertainment center is to be 6’ long so I would be just shy with one board and I wasn’t willing to pay the wide board premium for two boards. So we moved on and still found plenty of 8-9” wide clear cherry. We picked out some nice clear boards for the sides and top and some good quarter and rift sawn stock for the face frame and door frames. For the door panel we picked up some 8/4 stock which I plan to resaw for bookmatched panels (that’ll be a first). Here’s a picture of some of the boards. The quarter and rift sawn stuff and the boards for the top and sides had already been separated when I took this shot.


-- Mark

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#1 posted 11-24-2009 06:42 AM

Nice haul of lumber.

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#2 posted 11-24-2009 06:51 AM

Super looking wood

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#3 posted 11-24-2009 07:14 AM

just shy of 12” wide ?

pay now, pay later

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#4 posted 11-24-2009 02:34 PM

Mark, this looks like you are off to a pretty good start between getting the wood and drawing up the plan.

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