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#1 posted 07-26-2013 04:05 AM

I appreciate all the informative posts so far. Most of them support what they said and what I already knew, but there was some good new info as well. My main reason for wanting something like white oak or maple was for these projects I wanted to finish in a light color since I’m using white Formica for the table tops, but my tablesaw outfeed table would look awesome and match up real good finished with ebony trim. I think I’ll order a little from these folks to test the waters so to speak since I am having supplier problems and see what kind of quality they deliver. This wheat oak may be the same thing our local Lowe’s is selling, I wouldn’t be surprised. In which case it definately cheaper thru this venue, and I like helping to keep my ma and pa store in business. They also have other woods which may be useful for my future furniture making plans.

I also saw all the flooring pics and mentions from google as firefighter said, and the color looked pretty, but maybe a little darker than i wanted. I’ve never heard of or seen the scarlet oak someone mentioned, and red maple? your kidding right? it may be a beautiful wood but red maple is a tiny tree, might make a nice staff.

Speaking of weird woods, I have a great big cherry laural that is invading my porch, and i’m going to cut it down. Not big enough for a furniture project, but i might can think of something to make out of it. If nothing else I plan to use it to just chew into sawdust learning how to operate a lathe, but was wondering if anyone ever had any experience with it.

Oh, and as someone else mentioned, I said I’m in the deep south of Alabama, not in south Alabama, I’m actually only about 30 miles to the Tennessee Border.

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