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Blog entry by Trev_Batstone posted 02-15-2012 06:37 PM 7263 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My neighbor, a very elderly widow, that had to move into a care home some time ago has had her home sold, and her daughter is trying to dispose of all the furniture (free for the taking). I was lucky enough to pick up a living room table made from solid walnut. The table has a top as well as a lower shelf that are both 1 1/4” thick. I just brought the table to my shop and dismantled the legs and support pieces that were all screwed together. Now I have two lovely large pieces of 1 1/4” walnut for ripping up for future projects. My day is off to a good start.


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#1 posted 02-15-2012 07:04 PM

Godfrey Daniels!! What a find/gloat. Take a look at some of the designs for small tables – pie crust, shaker and early American. It must have a fine patina. It deserves a fine project. Congrats. s

-- Steve, 'Sconie Great White North

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#2 posted 02-15-2012 07:15 PM

well trev you must be living right to have gotten so many great wood finds, i love walnut and i hope to see some wonderful pieces from this new find..

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#3 posted 02-16-2012 12:56 AM

My walnut is free too. But it’s still a huge tree.

-- Ken --------- never try and put 5 lbs. of tenon in a 3 lb. mortise.

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robert triplett

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#4 posted 02-16-2012 12:57 AM

Trev, 1 more such post and I will have to unfriend you!! just to save myself from being jealous. Great finds and I am sort of happy for you. Make something beautiful. Hoarding wood is not nice.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#5 posted 02-16-2012 03:37 AM

Too bad you couldn’t have used the table as-is. I’m not criticizing, mind you, I did the same recently with an oak table that I got for $25. It still had the price tag on the bottom ($675), but I’m repurposing it. It was a pile more than $25 worth of oak, by far. One man’s trash…

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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#6 posted 02-16-2012 04:21 AM

Sorry to hear about your neighbor but Nice haul.

-- Brock, Illinois

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