|Project by Nick_R||posted 03-16-2015 06:01 PM||1394 views||1 time favorited||5 comments|
I was able to recover a floor joist from the old courthouse in Clearwater that was under some renovation. It is old growth southern pine and the joist was 18” x 2” x 12’
I only have about 3 feet and have made some other projects with the old pine but this one is my favorite.
I took the board and cut 1” strips then made 22.5 degree cuts so then they are assembled end to end they create a circle. 4 layers of circles then the top and bottom were from 4” x 4” x 2” piece that i turned to size and split. (one for the top and one for the bottom)
The lid is concave with a bloodwood button in the middle. Also the lid is ridged around the outside diameter so you can easily remove the top.
It is a tight fit and should be relatively air tight. Finished with a french polish.
I really like using old lumber or recovered wood. This wood came out of the trash pile!!
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