Well the big slab of Bubinga i ordered is finally here! The slab itself is a nice 6/4×41” x 100” piece of waterfall bubinga. sorry for the pictures not being so great. especially the ones for the figure.
believe me i am sooo excited to cut this up and i would right now but it really needs to acclimate. I got the wood from Good Hope Hardwoods down in Pennsylvania. Its a great little business and they have some wonderful lumber too!! if you’re looking for a slab or even a nice flitch i would highly suggest checking them out. Very nice people too they are very helpful!!!
So out of this slab i am planning to get two projects. The first one is a big 32 or 36” pie crust table.
The second project is a nice little tea table. I have always wanted to build a tea table and i think this bubinga will make a beautiful one.
Then I am also planning on making a nice spice chest. These picture are of one made by fellow Jock acanthuscarver.
I’ve always loved the spice chest ever since i saw Steve Latta’s spice chest in FWW. I like this one much much better though. Nothing agains Steve Latta’s but i love the spanish feet on this as well as the little drawers. I’m planning on going to Downes and Reader and getting some regular straight grained Bubinga and using this slab for the drawer fronts. The coolest thing about this is that since the slab is 6/4 i can slice a strong 1/2” piece off of the rails of the tea table and get some drawer fronts out of that. after that if i have some Bubinga left over possibly I’ll make some veneer when i get a drum sander or even little drawer fronts for another project. So I’ll probably post again when i start to cut this up. See you guys then!!!
here’s the video