Aspen from Lowe's

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Blog entry by matt garcia posted 07-06-2008 08:25 PM 1021 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey guys. I visited our local Lowe’s this morning to replace a broken drill bit. As you guys might know, I’ve been using Aspen from Lowe’s on my draw sides. I like this wood mostly because I can get Aspen veneered plywood for my draw bottoms, so that they all match in color. Some of these boards are just awesome, mostly with beeswing figuring, and an occasional streak of grey, and medium brown. I wish LJ’s had the capacity for more pics of projects, so I can show you just how nice this wood looks. Well this morning, I walked through that section of the store, and the 1st board I saw had some just beautiful curly brown figure in the grain. I couldn’t pass it up! I wish I’d had more funds, there were 2 other boards there with the usual beeswing grain that I love so much. But at least I got one awesome board! Tell me what you think!

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-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#1 posted 07-06-2008 09:38 PM

Thats a really cool grain pattern. You should try to use that piece where people can see it and not a a drawer side. It would look good as an accent piece or border for something.

-- Steve-o

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#2 posted 07-07-2008 12:27 AM

Great find. I can’t walk through any store without visiting the lumber section.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#3 posted 07-07-2008 12:32 AM

OH, that sure is purdy! It’s the same here, if there is wood around, I have to go look. Nice find!

-- Brian S. --- "If you’ve worked on the building of a boat, it belongs to you the rest of your life." -Bob Prothero

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