|Project by Cater||posted 09-18-2013 04:03 AM||846 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
I was visiting a friend who operated a wood and green waste disposal business near Sacramento, California. While touring his place, he took me to his storage shed and pulled out two large cedar slabs, each measuring about 30” x 60”. He had dug them out of a pile of wood someone had dropped off to be ground up for wood chips, and saved them in his shed for several years thinking that someday he would transform them. As it often goes, he never found the time and was tired of moving them around in the shed. When he offered them to me I happily loaded them up.
I had very few tools in my garage at that time. A table saw, a couple of sanders and a jigsaw. I knew that having a jointer would make the job easier, so I jumped on craigslist and started shopping. I hit pay dirt with a great 6” jointer that I added to my growing woodshop.
The two cedar slabs each had one live edge. The opposite edge and faces had been roughly sawn with a chainsaw mill. Unfortunately I did not take pictures during project.
-- Reclaimed Wood blog http://reclaimedwoodblog.com/