|Project by Don||posted 12-10-2010 04:35 PM||2543 views||0 times favorited||13 comments|
Someone at work posted “Attention Woodworkers” and I perked right up. He had purchased two pews from an old church in Quebec and had planned to use the wood to make something out of it. Never got around to it and when they had a flood this past summer, he decided to get rid of the wood.
His original asking price was reasonable but I offered a bit less. He emailed back saying that he noticed I had posted on the internal forum that I was making cutting boards as Christmas gifts so we settled on a ‘price’.
I am going to make him two cutting boards, one edge grain, multi-wood and one drunken cutting board. I have to include some of the wood I got from him.
The pews came from a church in a small town near Montreal where his wife’s parents were married in and the church his wife attended as a little girl. Tons of sentimental value in this wood…..
The pews have numbers on them and I plan to attach one of the numbers to the bottom of each board.
Pretty sure the wood is Maple but will know better once I start working with it.
-- -- Don in Ottawa, http://www.donebydon.ca