The next step in the build was to head off t my local hardwood supplier for a piece of 8/4 cherry for the legs of the tables. My go to supplier here in Ottawa is KJP Hardwoods. They are a really nice family owned and run business. The have an extremely broad selection of wood – both in variety of species and good quantities of all the common ones.
I was able to get a nice sized piece of 8/4 cherry. I didn’t know whether sapwood would ebonize differently so I got a piece that was almost all heartwood. The grain would be mostly hidden by the ebonizing and each leg was going to be 1 1/4” wide so I got a piece just wide enough to cleanly get four legs which translated into a piece about 6” wide. The stock lengths were pretty much all 8’.
Time to head home.
I don’t have a truck or a trailer so I have to mission all my hardwood home in my car. I can fit 8’ lengths of 8/4 wood by dropping the passenger seat and laying them from the back deck to the front dash. I usually have a dish drying mat that I use as a cushion for the front dash but I forgot it today. Needless to say this is a one-person trip.
Oh look, a couple of pieces of walnut slipped in and followed me home. That seems to happen a lot…