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 - http://dcwwoodworks.com