|Project by unisaw2||posted 02-07-2010 11:05 PM||4902 views||9 times favorited||25 comments|
I’ve been working with this wood for several years. Milled several 36” logs in early 2007, stickered in a shed for a year then brought in to a heated area. MC currently down to around 9%.
This tool cabinet was a test of the wood. Used some gnarly pieces as well and some good hand picked pieces.
Cope & stick,raised panel doors. Wenge morticed handles. Sliding Dovetail shelves, box joint storage boxes, hung with pocket screws.
Finished with pigment stain and shellac. Probably will need another finish coat of varnish.
Overall the wood is good to work with, because it was a “yard tree” the wood varies from funky grain, to insect damage & other defects, to beautiful quarter sawn flecks.
It will be interesting to see how much wood movement we get over time.
-- JJ - Northern Illinois