Mission Style Pedestal Table #2: Getting the Materials

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Blog entry by Douglas posted 04-26-2013 10:32 PM 2284 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Planning the build Part 2 of Mission Style Pedestal Table series Part 3: Base to Top »

I was able to make it out to my hardwood supplier today, with cut list and measuring tape in hand. I made for the quarter sawn white oak section, and went to town. I quickly realized my cut list was overly optimistic regarding the widths I would find (does any cut list survive contact with the hardwood store?), and I had to make a lot of adjustments to for what was on hand. Somehow, I thought I’d be able to get more 10” or greater wide boards, but the majority were 8” or so. Not a big deal, and after being picky about finding some great looking pieces for the top, and good ray flecks generally, I’d found my material. It took going through about 90% of the pile, so the job of re-stacking what I’d moved took a while.

With all that done, I brought my haul back to my shop, stickered it up, and am waiting for it to acclimate. I’m really happy with the pieces I got, and can’t wait to start rough sizing and milling them.

Kitchen Table (some assembly required):

Oh, and you can see in the first picture the table slides I’d ordered. Those are going to be great.

-- Douglas in Chicago -

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#1 posted 04-27-2013 03:45 AM

Looks like you got some nice QSWO there. I’ve got a long love affair with the stuff myself. Because of the way it’s sawed, quartersawn doesn’t yield a lot of wide boards. Price to pay for the sweet rays. It’ll be fun to watch your build.

-- "At the end of the day, try and make it beautiful....because the world is full of ugly." Konrad Sauer

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#2 posted 04-27-2013 03:52 AM

I love the “some assembly required”. If only that assembly was easy, but maybe we would not love to work the wood so much then. Take care .

-- Every cloud has a silver lining

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