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Forum topic by OddTodd posted 08-22-2015 03:26 PM 997 views 0 times favorited 18 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-22-2015 03:26 PM

Topic tags/keywords: hardwood flooring

I worked for 15 years for a wood flooring company and now I have tons of maple, cherry, walnut, etc laying around. Any project ideas besides cutting boards and segmented woodturning would be appreciated now that I have set up a woodshop in my barn. I have most power tools except a mortise machine.

-- "Lathe down your tool to rest and make your piece" Splinter Haven (Todd York)


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#1 posted 08-22-2015 04:25 PM

All I can think of is making chairs. You can bend them for unique design.

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#2 posted 08-22-2015 09:19 PM

Are the floor boards t&g with a bead? Even if they are you could join them together and make book cases, or shelving for the shop or around the house. For the uprights on the book case just put a batten across the boards every 12” or so. Just an idea..

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#3 posted 08-23-2015 04:51 PM

Cut tongues/grooves in the ends that do not have them (make sure the ends are square), then glue them end-to-end to get the lengths you want, then glue edge-to-edge to get the needed width, then glue back-to-back, so you’ll have panels that are smooth on both sides. Include a half-width-plank on each panel face, so they are staggered front-to-back (when viewed end-on). Then build something cool out of said panels.

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#4 posted 08-23-2015 05:35 PM

Crates?
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/162530

Wine bottle storage crate
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/95731

Cookbook/iPad holder
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/94066

Simple cutting boards
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/76873

Hope these projects give you some inspiration.

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#5 posted 08-23-2015 06:19 PM

The idea of making panels for door fronts sounds promising, and making drawer fronts or small boxes. I just thought of one idea today of using the maple for puzzles for christmas toys for kids. I may even try my had a making pictures on a scroll saw for some nice art work. Thanks for the ideas.

-- "Lathe down your tool to rest and make your piece" Splinter Haven (Todd York)

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#6 posted 08-23-2015 06:21 PM

Here is some cutting boards I made last year for a wedding gift. I’m glad I just finished hooking up a dust collection yesterday now I won’t get so sick on the maple dust. There is some Angelim and Ipe in there -all from left over wood from when I was in the flooring business 20 years ago.

-- "Lathe down your tool to rest and make your piece" Splinter Haven (Todd York)

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#7 posted 08-23-2015 06:26 PM

My brother would like the wine bottle crate. I think I’ll give that a try.

-- "Lathe down your tool to rest and make your piece" Splinter Haven (Todd York)

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#8 posted 09-24-2015 10:31 PM

Used some this week.

-- "Lathe down your tool to rest and make your piece" Splinter Haven (Todd York)

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#9 posted 09-25-2015 01:58 AM

I made several of these Americana wall hangers from some oak flooring scraps.
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Here an “in process” shot of one of the others, showing how I cut some of the stars to stand above the edge of the board.
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And another one just a bit different
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#10 posted 09-25-2015 02:38 AM

How about a dresser. Here is mine I made from flooring http://lumberjocks.com/projects/174698

Or how about a bed frame http://lumberjocks.com/projects/104964

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#11 posted 09-25-2015 02:52 AM

A dresser out of maple and angelim would be hard but Im gonna give ot a try once I make a box joint jig

-- "Lathe down your tool to rest and make your piece" Splinter Haven (Todd York)

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#12 posted 09-25-2015 09:55 AM

I’ve had good success glueing flooring up into panels. I put glue into the tongue and groove, clamp them together with a caul. Once dry I then saw them apart along the t and g. Then joint and re-glue. No need for battens to hold the panels together with this method, and you don’t lose 2x the thickness of the groove on each piece.
I did this with older flooring, so it was considerably longer than most modern stuff, though.

-- Jeremy, in the Acadian forests

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#13 posted 09-25-2015 06:48 PM

When I did my floor, I used the leftovers to resurface my workbench. Big upgrade over the bare plywood that I was using before then.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#14 posted 09-25-2015 06:50 PM

A maple top for my work table is a great idea, will do. Thanks

-- "Lathe down your tool to rest and make your piece" Splinter Haven (Todd York)

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#15 posted 09-25-2015 06:52 PM

My wife wants a canning cabinet, will try the panel idea in the doors.

-- "Lathe down your tool to rest and make your piece" Splinter Haven (Todd York)

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