computer desk made of sassafras wood !!!!

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Project by ronbuhg posted 09-05-2013 01:10 PM 1280 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 09-05-2013 03:27 PM

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

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#2 posted 09-05-2013 03:31 PM

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. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#3 posted 09-05-2013 05:21 PM

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 09-06-2013 05:55 AM

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 09-06-2013 11:20 AM

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. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#6 posted 09-06-2013 01:24 PM

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 09-07-2013 08:56 AM

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


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#8 posted 09-09-2013 04:14 PM

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

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#9 posted 09-13-2013 07:19 PM

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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