|Project by SawDustnSplinters||posted 06-11-2008 08:28 PM||3515 views||1 time favorited||4 comments|
I recently made a couple of matching end tables and a coffee table out of a 2 inch thick, ten foot slab of reclaimed BlackJack Oak. It is not in abundance but once in a while you can find it growing near other native oaks, I think it prefers sandier soil, I never worked with this wood before so I found it’s wild grain and slight spalting interesting. I thought I would post this so the other woodworkers who have never worked with or seen this wood could check it out. In the picture of the whole set you can see that the grain of the right edge of the coffee table matches up to the grain of the left edge of the far left end table. I used local reclaimed Juniper Ashe for the legs and braces.
We had an f1 skip thru town a couple of weeks ago, there are hundreds of old growth native trees uprooted along the river bottoms. So I will be busy reclaiming and fishing before it gets too much hotter…..God Bless Ya’ll…...
-- Frank, Dallas,TX , http://www.allthingsrustix.com , “I have a REALLY BIG chainsaw”