computer desk made of sassafras wood !!!!

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Project by ronbuhg posted 225 days ago 761 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I went to my local lumberyard for some cedar… and lo and behold I found some sassafras wood for…..$2.00 BF…. I had never seen this wood in 6-7 inch wide boards. and neither had my Dad !!!!.. around here it is just too small to work with … sooooo, here it is

-- the dumbest question is the one you dont ask !!

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#1 posted 225 days ago

this looks great! – how was it to work with? how did you finish it?

-- Greg Simon

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#2 posted 225 days ago

It looks nice and I bet it smells good too. I have lots of sassafrass growing on my property and most of it is less than 3” diameter. It is odd to see such large boards. When we cleared the land to build my house, it smelled like rootbeer for days.

-- Bill M. I love my job as a firefighter, but nothing gives me the satisfaction of running my hand over a project that I have built and just finished sanding.

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#3 posted 224 days ago

One of my favorite woods. I love working with Sassafras, it smells soooo good. Love the grain pattern. Your desk is awesome.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#4 posted 224 days ago

Real nice. I agree the smell must be nice.

-- "He who has no dog, hunts with a cat" Portuguese proverb

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#5 posted 224 days ago

Looks very good. I have one 9’x3”x7/8” board that a friend gave me a long time ago. I’ll cut into it one o these days. Look forward to smellin the rootbeer

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#6 posted 224 days ago

It’s been 33 years since I last cut in to one.
Your posting refreshes my smell. ahhhh

Thanks for posting.

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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#7 posted 223 days ago

Really nice, Ron! That came out beautiful! :)


-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts, Sheila Landry Designs "Knowledge is Power"

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#8 posted 220 days ago

Fantastic desk! Like the design, look really sturdy. The wood has very pretty grain patterns. Great job!

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#9 posted 216 days ago

thank you all for the kind comments !!!! very easy to work with and I still have to make a mini table for the printer, really looking forward to that !!! I finished it in clear polycoat

-- the dumbest question is the one you dont ask !!

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