|Project by hunter71||posted 05-03-2010 02:37 PM||1880 views||0 times favorited||13 comments|
This entire set of cups [less 2] was made from a scrap hardwood pallet. The pallet had been used to ship tile in from what I was told was India. Alone it weighed 50+ pounds. There are yellow , red, and other colored woods in it. Sorry, I cannot identify them. Just that they are very hard and seem to have been nailed together by hand. [hammer marks] I cannot imagine driving a nail through one piece, let alone 2 pieces. They must use a backer to keep it from splitting. My point is this was in the trash on a work site ready to be burned. My treasure. The contractor will sure be surprised when I present him with a finished cup. Might even get some more saved out for me.
Picture #4 is what I was told is Black Locust. This was from the same site and again was being burned. The light colored cups are from it.
-- A childs smile is payment enough.