|Project by TDSpade||posted 09-07-2014 06:22 AM||1667 views||3 times favorited||13 comments|
I work for a propane company. When we buy new tanks, they come 9 to a bundle. Separating these tanks from each other is rough cut pine, notched to keep the tanks from shifting around in the bundle. This wood is called dunnage, (The last picture) a throw away material. I take the better stuff home and have used some of it in small projects. But it was mostly going bad.
So I resawed the better stuff into two boards, and ran them through the planner. I just ran the deeply cracked boards through the planer to get one board. I then glued them up into panels to make this step back cupboard.
Some of the pine is blue, some white, some pink, some brown. The knots were continually leaking pitch. a real problem with air dried pine. So I sealed the wood with Zinsser b-i-n primer, and painted it.
I found the plans for this in Fine Wood Working # 165 October 2003. I made a few changes to suit me. I picked up a bunch of old issues for a dollar each at local used book store.
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