I’m building this:
It’s spec’d as QS oak, but … I’ve been looking to test drive this beetle-kill pine stash that I bought:
It’s 1-1/4” thick, rough-sawn stock, so … I’m a one-man milling machine ;-) I’ve filled my 30gal chip separator garbage can AND my DC bag. Trying to find a kennel/stable that would like it !
Here’s the first four glue-ups. 1 & 2 are for shelving stock:
3 & 4 represent the side panels:
It’s beautiful wood. I love it’s character. On the other hand, it’s awfully naughty (no. NOT “knotty.” It’s actually naughty. It tells “two guys walked into a bar ….” jokes like there’s no tomorrow) ;-)
A fair amount—once planed down—didn’t make the cut. Either big holes, big splits, or … knots where I knew I’d have to slot biscuits for the shelves. So … the yield of the lumber I bought is relatively low.
When I get there, the drawer front (and … maybe the top) will be made from some salvage longleaf pine boards that I bought, in Boston:
A touch of the “pricey and elegant” to offset the “environmentally conscious, but cheap, and rather rough” beetle-kill ;-)
-- -- Neil