The Return to Rockler

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Blog entry by matt garcia posted 1882 days ago 3623 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well I never expected to find what I found this morning upon my return to Rockler. The pallets were still there, but with the look of disarray. Gone were the extra wide boards. I did see 2 that were over 12”, but they were not sapwood free. I think my lumber gloat was too big!!

After going through what was left, I did manage to find 7 boards. I only bought 4, due to the fact that I was in my G6, and couldn’t get the wider, longer boards in the car. I think I got the prettiest ones, though!!




I bet you guys can figure out which board oout of these 4 is going to be my draw fronts for my walnut version of the Small Chippendale Chest!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 1882 days ago

Matt, those are all beautiful boards. You certainly have an interesting start on your chest.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 1882 days ago

that is beautiful. the one on the left looks just like one that i got a few months ago. made a keeping chest out of it. just have to finish is and i will post it but it is absolutely beautiful. whatever project you make out of these woods it going to be georgeous

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#3 posted 1882 days ago

Nice haul, Matt. But I need to rob you Matt! :) LOL!!!!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#4 posted 1882 days ago

Those sure do look pretty.

Just to clarify, you “bought” those four boards.

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#5 posted 1882 days ago

Wow pretty stuff good find

-- Custom furniture

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Douglas Bordner

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#6 posted 1882 days ago

Love that curly walnut. One of my favorite things to find. You scored well, Matt.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#7 posted 1881 days ago

Beautiful, how much did you spend on the four boards?

-- Carolina Panther fan!

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#8 posted 1881 days ago

BigBard: Rocklers is currently selling several hundred board feet of the walnut boards in it’s Houston store. It is S3S and selling for $5.99BF. Over the past few months they have had pallets of cherry, maple and white oak for sale. It’s a very good promotion for them, IMHO.

-- God is great, wood is good. Let us thank Him for wood......and old hand tools.

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matt garcia

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#9 posted 1881 days ago

Yes Pine in the Ash (Love your moniker!!) I did pay for these. They are indeed $5.99 per b/f.

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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