|Project by Tony||posted 09-05-2007 01:40 PM||5572 views||20 times favorited||27 comments|
The rails are Ash (Finland), the highlight is Walnut (Germany) and the square blocks are Bird Cherry (Finland – my next door neighbour- see my blog http://lumberjocks.com/jocks/Tikka/blog/1315 )
The board measure about 10 1/2 “ square and in 1 1/4 “ thick. The finish my special wax.oil treatment (only two coats, it has to go back into the finishing room for another 3 protective coats)
The close up of the board shown the beauty of the Bird cherry when oil is applied – this the first project where I have used the Bird cherry – I am looking forward to the next.
So I think that the selection of timber is the critical part, it does not need to have an exotic or expensive wood to make it look good
So Joshua – the cost of this board was not expensive, the bird cherry was free – the piece I used was sawn in May on my band saw, the original size was about 2’ 6” long and 8” in diameter. Lots of small trees and parts of trees out the boys – take whatever you can get, you’ll find a use for it sometime
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