|Project by Keith Jones||posted 01-20-2009 03:45 PM||2036 views||7 times favorited||6 comments|
Here’s another reclaimed lumber project. I have a batch of Douglas Fir that has so much sap content that it weighs more than you could believe a chunk of wood could. The wood was originally T&G roofers from a factory built in 1930. I was trimming a piece for another purpose and ended up with a very thin slice (1/32”+/-) that had some beautiful tones. When I held it in front of a window I realized that the lighter portions were actually translucent! So I created a lamp…
The Doug Fir is a real pain to work with for the very reason that I want to work with it. The sap gums up everything it touches – saw blades, sand paper, etc… I have more of these lamps with more refined designs in process and some day they’ll get finished and I’ll post more photos.