Hidden beauty in Dimensional Lumber

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Project by MLK posted 02-19-2009 08:30 PM 2755 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are some of the projects I completed using dimensional lumber

1: Coffee table made from 2×6 resawed to required sizes finished with Rosewood stain and 3 coats of polly.

2: Setback hutch made drom 1×6 for the cabinet and 2×6 for the top finished with milk paint.

3: Entry hall mirror and coat rack made from 1×6 finished with milk paint

4: Dineing room table made from 4×4 and 2×6

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#1 posted 02-19-2009 08:48 PM

The otherday I was cutting up a board at the toy workshop. It turned out to be birds-eye pine. I’d never seen it before. It will make some great step-stools.

Great looking projects that you’ve completed there.

-- 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 02-19-2009 08:55 PM

That last piece really hits the spot. The style and color seem so natural with the wood. Some species just want to be certain types of things don’t they.

-- Wipe the blood stains from your blade before coming in.--

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#3 posted 02-19-2009 09:11 PM

Nice practical, economical, and great looking projects.

-- Clay

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#4 posted 02-19-2009 09:18 PM

Nice looking projects Mike, I really like the job with milk paint. How do you handle the moister issue, I was under the impression that dimensional lumber has a high moister content? Do you let it dry for awhile before using ?

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#5 posted 02-19-2009 09:48 PM

Nicely proving that you can use dimensional lumber for furniture. I really like that last table.
Karson, just last night I was taking an old futon frame apart to salvage the pine slats, and I found a piece of birds-eye pine. I didn’t even know there was such a thing. It’s just covered in “eyes”. It will be put to good use for sure.

-- If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?

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