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Blog entry by Greg Wurst posted 05-23-2008 03:04 AM 1101 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My neighbor was throwing-away a stair railing and I hate to see oak go to waste:

My initial though is to tear it apart and salvage the square pieces and rip the base into a couple strips. That still leaves a lot of scrap wood, so I’m looking for idea on what I can possibly do with it. If you have any suggestions, let me know.

Thanks,

Greg

-- You're a unique and special person, just like everyone else.



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matter

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#1 posted 05-23-2008 03:21 AM

The spindles make good bar stool legs…

-- The only easy wood project is a fire

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#2 posted 05-23-2008 03:22 AM

I’d save the spindles. Never know what they will be good for. Modified for a chair…

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#3 posted 05-23-2008 03:29 AM

I hadn’t thought about using the spindles for stool legs or chair backs. Great ideas, keep ‘em coming!

-- You're a unique and special person, just like everyone else.

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#4 posted 05-23-2008 08:25 AM

Unless I have no space …...and i always have some space ….I would try to keep all of it ….
I would separate the spindles and the balusters and the newels and the rails and it looks like those could be Maple ….My favorite wood is maple …
save it allllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll
Thanks …

Did you see the Roy Underhill show about the Windsor High Chair ..that was amazing ….

-- Mike in Bonney Lake " If you are real real real good your whole life, You 'll be buried in a curly maple coffin when you die."

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#5 posted 05-23-2008 08:27 AM

Oh If I had read your story about the Stair railing ..i would have seen it is Oak …
thanks again ..

-- Mike in Bonney Lake " If you are real real real good your whole life, You 'll be buried in a curly maple coffin when you die."

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