Modern Black Walnut Dining Room Table #1: The Beginning

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Blog entry by juicedM3 posted 08-14-2012 06:57 AM 2074 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The wife and I recently bought a new home and are looking to furnish it. It has a great outdoor space so initially we were talking about building a large outdoor table so that we could host family dinners. I’m interested in learning woodworking so I figure this might be a good project to get my feet wet. Plus I have some back-up: my MiL’s boyfriend is building his 5th boat by hand (he’s 86 years young) and my SiL’s FiL’s primary hobby is furniture making. So they might know a thing or two.

The first thing I decided to do was to look for local stores that sold reclaimed wood. I was hoping we’d find something cool to use for our project. I can across Provenance. One Saturday, a couple of weeks ago we decided to take a look. Little did we know that as soon as we walked in our plans would change. Just to the left of the entrance was 5 or 6 slabs of beautiful black walnut.

To be continued…

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#1 posted 08-14-2012 07:53 PM

Wow, Beautiful Wood that would be hard to come by otherwise. Would you mind letting us know what the cost of such beautiful wood is?

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#2 posted 08-15-2012 04:44 AM

@Domer, the pieces they had there cost between $600 and $800/slab. Not cheap, but like you said, it’s beautiful and supposedly hard to come by.

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#3 posted 08-15-2012 01:46 PM

How many are you going to take? It would be hard to pass up since you don’t know how long before you find something like it again. My problem would be where to store it.

Good luck.

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