Around The Coffeepot Ramblings #26: The Underground Furniture Company

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Blog entry by William posted 04-15-2011 04:35 AM 1530 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Lee A. Jesberger

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#1 posted 04-15-2011 04:44 AM

Wow William, that’s quite a stash.

A very lucky find.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#2 posted 04-15-2011 05:00 AM

Dude you let the cat out of the casket. Now everybody knows where your stash is. Ok I’ll bury the jokes;) It will be put to better use than just thrown away. I am glad to see you get it. And you have shared this resource with your fellow woodworkers.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#3 posted 04-15-2011 05:30 AM

Wonder what everyone was so concerend about? We are woodworkers, are we not? Wish I was so organized ;-)) Nice shop and wood pile!!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#4 posted 04-15-2011 08:12 AM

More like nice wood pile. I see you decided to build a shop around it to protect it. lol. Maybe I’ll have to call around and see if we have any casket builders throwing out good wood around here. Could be a great score.

-- Matt -

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#5 posted 04-15-2011 11:29 AM

OK ,Vicksburg, Mississippi, look out !!!!!

-- E J ------- Always Keep a Firm Grip on Your Tool

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#6 posted 04-15-2011 02:04 PM


That is some stash, William! You could build a barn with all that! How cool! :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#7 posted 04-15-2011 03:42 PM

Topomax, it wasn’t concern that people were expressing. They were just wondering how I came to have so much lumber. They’ve seen the stacks in the backgrounds of my photos and made comments wanting to know where it came from.
Bubinga, I don’t look for Vicksburg to be over run with people wanting the wood. It isn’t as easy as it sounds to get if you haven’t got a few advatanges that I have on it. I live close enough. I have a couple of buddies that live down that way that call me when they put it out on the lot. They sometimes put wood out several days straight. Then they may not put none out for months. As a matter of fact, the wood I got yesterday was the first I’ve gotten in about three months. Then when you get it, some people think you’re just set. You have to look at each piece to find the defects. Some have crack that will mess you up if you don’t look carefully for them. A lot of it was glued up wrong to where you can only use part of it. The big one to look at is metal. You have to be careful about metal fasteners and such that casn ruin blades. Because of all this, a lot of folks don’t want to mess with it. Without it though, I wouldn’t be able to afford to do much wood work at all.
SuperD, you’re always good for a good (yea, right) joke or three.
Sheila, I’v been so busy that I haven’t even commented on your blog. I have breifly read them though. Welcome back.


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#8 posted 04-16-2011 10:12 PM

If that pickup could stray to Winnipeg, I’d be quite willing to buy the cokes, and even throw in a tot or two of 151 proof rum to go with them. (drool)

I have a casket company in the neighborhood, but I don’t know if they manufacture there or just warehouse. Probably the latter with my luck, but I intend on checking, just to be sure. Thanks for the hint.

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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#9 posted 04-17-2011 02:45 AM

TIny, check with any company that makes wooden items. Before the casket company, I was getting material from a pallet company. I’m not talking about nail filled wood. I was getting material that was cut wrong or had too many knots (any any other rejectable wood in their opinion) that had never been on a pallet. I think the old guy there even through some great wood in sometimes just to keep me coming back to get all his scrap out of his way.
I’ve gotten cutoffs from sawmills for next to nothing.
I’ve gotten exotics before from a high end cabinet company. That one was great until another guy offered money (more than I could possibly afford) for all the extra from that place.
What I have learned is that any company that makes wooden product has offcuts and scrap. How and what they do with that scrap varies from company to company. Some have a different need for it. Some already have buyers for it. Some are glad to have you haul it off. The only drawback to this is that in these circumstances, you have to take the good with the bad. Put a wood heater in your shop though and even the bad becomes a plus.


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#10 posted 04-17-2011 03:21 AM

Time for a dedicated wood storage shed/room/building to make room for more tools. LOL

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#11 posted 04-17-2011 03:24 AM

Jim he has one and its got wood in it to.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#12 posted 04-17-2011 04:16 AM

Actually, there are two rooms off the side of the shop. One has some wood in it. The other is mostly Christmas decorations. If you look at the photo above with the cottonwood, oak and pecan, even though there isn’t a door, that’s a seperate room. So, uh, yea, I have several seperate wood rooms. If I keep getting wood though, I am going to have to figure out a way to finance renting an of site storage room for wood. I guess I could just quit getting it, but a lot of this is too pretty for firewood, which is where it would go if I don’t get it.


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