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Blog entry by matt garcia posted 07-09-2008 04:20 AM 880 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ha! I found this pic just today. As you guys know, I like to find the great deals on lumber, especially rippings, and shorts. I met a guy on ebay that sells his shorts of genuine mahogany. He owns a architectural millwork company, and he only deals in the mahogany. I bought several pieces, and after a while, I had enough for my Highboy. I labeled them all out with my New Yankee plan. Recognize any pieces? I only had to buy 2 boards at full retail, talk about “green”!!

stock for highboy project

This 2nd pic is my branding iron I mark all my pieces with. I got it at Rockler for a birthday gift from my mother, and sister.

my branding iron

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#1 posted 07-09-2008 05:31 AM

You certainly are a lumber miser. Great finds.

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

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#2 posted 07-09-2008 05:40 AM

Good job, you are the man.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#3 posted 07-09-2008 10:25 AM

Freat find!

Thanks for the post

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#4 posted 07-09-2008 05:07 PM

I don’t suppose you’d be interested in sharing your secret contact ? :)

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#5 posted 07-09-2008 05:10 PM

That’s some nice looking boards.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#6 posted 07-09-2008 07:34 PM

Hey matt, very cool idea. i remember when I first started out I would go dumpster diving at some of the millworks and door companys. Always found plenty to keep me busy.
BTW, give me a shout if you are ever up this way, I will probally have some short pieces you can have.


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