|Project by CharlieM1958||posted 01-17-2011 10:28 PM||2435 views||0 times favorited||30 comments|
Since I posted a gloat on this lumber a while back, I thought the least I could do is post the first project I made with it.
Construction is solid oak except for the oak ply backing. In stead of ripping wider boards that I had on hand down to make the trim, I purchased a couple of boards from the big box store. In retrospect, the reclaimed wood is nicer looking, so I should have bitten the bullet and cut it up anyway.
The only piece I had that was long enough for the top showed some seriously mismatched grain when I planed the old finish off. I was disappointed at first, but in the end I decided it adds a bit of character, which is in keeping with the age of the wood and it’s former life holding books in a college library.
Finish is Minwax Provincial stain(chosen to match my bedroom furniture) with five coats of wipe-on satin poly.
-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"