Chopping Blocks #2 Being Green

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Project by Obi posted 12-11-2008 08:55 PM 2436 views 2 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In the true nature of the salvager… taking reclaimed lumber. Local Hardwood store uses 4” x 5” x 4’ Cherry, Oak, Alder… as “stickers” or dunnage or whatever you’re used to calling the material they use to stack large units of lumber on to make it fork lift accessable.

These Next two …(Hey, maybe I’ll just post them all here, or am i going to post them seperately so I can have more projects individually to make me look … never mind, here they are.)

The first two would have been identical twins except the purple heart strips on the second. The woods in these are Oak on the outside, and thin strips of Purple Heart and I have no clue what the others were. I thought that the two darker boards were American Cherry but it was an unmarked board so I dont know. It was also free because they didnt know ansomeone just used it as a sticker.

The third one is Red Oak, American Cherry with Purple Heart Strips

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#1 posted 12-11-2008 09:10 PM

Some more great ones Obi.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#2 posted 12-11-2008 09:28 PM

Lookin good Got to love Recycled Wood

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#3 posted 12-11-2008 09:51 PM

I like #1 the best from the 3, but they all have a nice grain orientation. A good use of salvaged wood. Have you applied any finish to boards yet?

-- Tony - All things are possible, just some things are more difficult than others! - SKYPE: Heron2005 (

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#4 posted 12-12-2008 12:25 AM

Just Mineral Oil, Tony

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Douglas Bordner

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#5 posted 12-12-2008 01:21 AM

I’m liking two best, but they are all good.

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

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#6 posted 12-12-2008 01:25 AM

My actual favorite is the maple, brazilian Cherry, walnut, purple heart previously posted

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#7 posted 12-12-2008 04:49 AM

That’s some pretty fancy “dunnage”. What’s your zip code 90208?

I love the grain and woods of the first one most of all, but the other two are really nice too. My kitchen counter says they’re all nice.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#8 posted 12-12-2008 05:55 AM

I like the first one the most. I’m with mmh, that’s dunnage?

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#9 posted 12-12-2008 07:08 AM

They are all great. Good save, awesome work.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#10 posted 12-12-2008 08:23 AM

Thanks Ron.

It’s amazing what you can find at your local hardwood supplier. And one man’s dunnage is another man’s chopping block

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#11 posted 12-12-2008 04:42 PM

Hey ole buddy, where ya been? Workin I suppose? Beautiful chop blocks, make nice gifts, or whacken boards to hit somebody, oh, thats right, we ain’t like that anymore, are we? Happy Holidays bud.

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

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#12 posted 12-13-2008 09:21 PM


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#13 posted 12-13-2008 09:29 PM

thank you all

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#14 posted 06-24-2009 05:26 AM

these are nice …

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#15 posted 06-24-2009 07:20 AM

Very cool cutting boards well done.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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