Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'redwood'

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Planter Boxes

01-17-2016 04:49 PM by RayArnold | 0 comments »

Here is a project just in time for spring.I built these planter boxes using some redwood fence boards, This is my second woodworking video, so it my look a little rough around the edges. I guess I’m a better woodworker then a video maker, my hats off to all of you who make the great woodworking videos here at Lumber jocks.Your comments and questions welcome. <iframe src=”” frameborder=”0”...

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King Size Bed - Construction Grade Prices...

12-09-2015 02:36 AM by JDWilliams | 3 comments »

I have been looking high and low for an example platform bed project. I wanted to find someone that had created a king size bed out of construction common redwood. I love redwood – but can not afford the cost of the top notch stuff. Anyways, I started in on this project last weekend. About a month ago I went and picked up 2” x 8” x 96” (8) redwood boards and 2” x 6” x 96” (3) redwood boards and a handfull of good old fashion pine 2×4s from my...

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Salvage store find. End grain redwood chunks

09-29-2015 05:35 AM by emart | 1 comment »

One thing I like about living in the Seattle area is the huge variety of stuff you can find here. I have 5 different salvage stores to choose from and 4 different slab stores (that i know of) . You can find just about anything you can imagine and a lot more beyond that. A few weeks ago I found some small-ish chunks of redwood at a salvage shop for $20 each. They are about 20×20 and 5 inches thick. I was pretty happy with my find but on sunday I found something bigger. MUCH bigger. ...

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The clock story.

12-08-2014 01:34 AM by AKDave | 1 comment »

A few years ago I saw plans for a clock that I rally liked and have wanted to build ever since. So, about a month ago, I decided that it was finally time to do it. Needing Christmas presents for my four adult kids and their families, I decided to make 5, one for each kid and one for myself. So, even though I was already into two projects, (two more commissioned caskets) and I don’t really like to do different projects concurrently, I started on them. Being big on symbolism and wanted t...

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Complex Curve Veneered Box Series #2: Making the box Carcass and veneering

12-06-2014 06:35 PM by Matt Nudi | 9 comments »

So for the box itself, this is the basic sketchup model for what I’m going for. I am trying to model this after one of “RogerBean’s” projects, hi maple burl box. However I am adding a drawer into it so it will differentiate a little bit from his process. The hardest part will be the two meet ups of two curves that occurs on the front of the box. After some thinking, I came up with some basic dimensions and my thought process for how I was going to be able to add in...

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vine trellis for neighbors

07-15-2014 03:29 AM by harum | 2 comments »

A few days ago, our neighbors asked to make a simple trellis for their passion flower vine which had collapsed under its weight. I’ve come up with what I think would fit their backyard. It is 6’6” tall, 38” wide. Today I finished cutting the parts with notches and dados for joinery and started gluing them with polyurethane glue. I want to use joinery and glue to avoid a lot of screws as fasteners because the lattice is made of thin stock to keep the whole thing ligh...

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What is more painful than watching paint dry?

06-27-2014 08:00 PM by JDWilliams | 3 comments »

Watching wood dry. Soon this will be turned into two California redwood dining tables.

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beauty of redwood

06-18-2014 03:47 PM by harum | 3 comments »

Dropped by a local redwood lumber dealer yesterday for a can of exterior penetrating oil and while nosing around their yard checking the selection, came across a corner with figured boards. Wow! What a beauty! I guess so much wood passes through their hands that once in a while they find really rare patterns. I was told the price was $7-8 per foot; forgot to ask if the price was per linear foot or per bf—makes a big difference. All red, no knots, regular 2”×4”×12’...

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Becoming a Galoot #8: Rot and Rattlers

06-15-2014 07:55 PM by scruboak51 | 4 comments »

My efforts to get a nice slab cut from this beast was met with failure, but it was not without a good effort. I took every opportunity to sneak out in the garage this week and work on the big cut to rip this redwood root down; even if for only 5 minutes. Every little bit of effort adds up and makes the task seem less monotonous. I had made good progress and loosing our DSL connection on Thursday gave me an unexpected excuse to duck out of work and get some garage time in. By Friday afte...

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Becoming a Galoot #7: Prepping for the Big Cut

06-08-2014 10:26 PM by scruboak51 | 2 comments »

I’ve been on a bit of a project tear as of late. I finally got fed up with piling stuff in one corner of the garage only to move it to the other, then back again. After knocking together a couple of small coffee/lamp tables, I wanted to tackle last of the big stuff. that big stuff would be 1/3rd of a large redwood root I had purchased. Part 1 became a still in-process bench and, part 2 was sold in a semi-rough state (offsetting the entire purchase and then some). I could have t...

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