|Forum topic by dalec||posted 12-01-2007 11:28 PM||993 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
12-01-2007 11:28 PM
I was cutting up the old side rails from my Mother-in-Law’s old bed, so I could get rid of it (thinking it was old fir or hemlock). Did not pay much attention initially, just cutting into short sections. Soon realized, the rail was oak. Oak does not seem not to be as popular as once was. Even so, I decide to salvage what I could and ended up with a piece 5” x 48” x 3/4” and a number of 10” x 5” x 3/4” pieces after cutting around several nails.
I am a novice woodworker, so I am looking for a startup project. I thought I might cut the pieces into strips and make an oak serving tray by cutting and gluing random length oak strips and perhaps adding some contrasting hardwood to give the oak a more modern look. Thought I would also ask LJ members if any of you might have any project suggestions given my beginning status and what I have for materials in the salvaged oak.