|Forum topic by Branden||posted 02-06-2007 08:25 PM||1274 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
02-06-2007 08:25 PM
I work for a student housing office at a university in California and my department was about to throw out many solid oak butcherblock lounge chairs to make room for new furniture. I was able to claim most of the chairs for myself and my fellow woodworking instructors at our campus woodshop.
Now, after I take off all the seat cushions and hardware, I am left with many 2”x 21”x 27” solid oak pieces. Along with other smaller pieces from the supports and stretchers, I have a lot of very good wood here. I can easily give my students these pieces to make some easy butcherblock cutting boards, but that makes it too easy for them as they won’t learn how to square stock, glue and basic joinery.
So I am left with a wonderful problem; what should I do with all this wood? I know, I know, many of you are screaming, “Give it to your Lumberjock buddies!!”, well in a way, I have done that very thing with other local woodshop instructors.
So what would you make if you had these pieces? I am about to embark on my official woodworkers workbench with tail vices and all the attachments, but I already have some solid maple earmarked for that.
Please share any and all ideas and I’ll be sure to report the end results.
-- Branden - Sacramento, California - www.ShopDogUSA.com