I admit it. I am a wood hoarder. My garage has plenty of untapped talent in it. Tables, chairs, shelves, car ramps… Now just the time to do something with it all.
One of my earliest gets was a brace that was rejected at the timberframe shop I worked for.
I was able to locate a second one and decided it may hold up a vanity top one day.
Those sticks on top were cut out of 8x timbers as a screen channel. Those are 1×2ish at varying lengths.
Probably my most prized are these cut offs:
It’s okay, the snowblower and weed whacker are protecting them. There are 8 of these cut off. Originally it was a timber that was 8”wide by 14 or 15” high. The top half is now a curved bottom girt of a truss in a house nearby. These would have gone to the scrap heap or the kiln, but why? As they stand now they are about 8’ long, 8” thick, about 2” at the narrow end and rise to be about 7 1/2” at the top of the curve. Stacked as they are is a nice bench, but would be heavy as hell to move. I had thought about making them into shelves, or outside edges of a table. Oh the opportunities.
If you look in the background you can see a bunch of other off cuts stacked against the wall. Some of them are 20”x20”x8” and made me think about making huge scrabble tiles… There are other off cuts that are 10×10 or 8×8 and over a foot long.
I have a bunch (about 200) of 1”x1”x3” cedar spindle cut offs that might make a nice table top, a couple of walnut corbels, and various other reject braces.
And then in the background of this photo is over 100 year old 1x slab wood that was on my father’s 1855 timberframe up until last summer. Sure it has a TON of nails in it, but that adds character. IN front of that are the 4×6 rafters. Both these previous mentions are over 9 feet in length with some being 12-15 feet.
Then there are the Oak 4×4’s from a pallet I swiped.
I guess I do have a problem. Not enough time and only a few of the right tools….. I best get to work.
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