|Project by SDAdmiral||posted 09-20-2015 01:22 PM||1205 views||3 times favorited||5 comments|
This project started out as a trip to my local brush pile to drop off a load of branches. I found several oak logs there and thought they deserved a better life than to rot away at the dump!
I am fairly certain that this lumber is oak, but am not sure what variety. The drastic difference in color between the heart and sap wood has me scratching my head. I think it may be Pin Oak based on what information I could find from Google, but if anybody knows for sure let me know.
Almost the entire section of log was used to make this bookshelf. Most of the information I found on building pieces with a live edge said to remove the bark, but I couldn’t bring myself to do it. It may start to fall off eventually, but when it does I can easily remove all of it and refinish the edges.
For a finish I used a coat of teak oil, followed up by 2 coats of aerosol poly.
-- - Andrew -