Wood Gloat!!!

  • Advertise with us

« back to Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories forum

Forum topic by Don Newton posted 06-09-2010 02:07 AM 1054 views 0 times favorited 15 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View Don Newton's profile

Don Newton

712 posts in 2622 days

06-09-2010 02:07 AM

I had some lumber given to me. What I got was approx. 175 bf of 4/4 curly Maple. The narrowest piece is 5 1/2” and the widest is 10 1/2”. All pieces are 8’-0” long.

These are some of the wider pieces from the bottom of the load.

I wet one of the pieces down with alcohol to see the grain pop!

Now….what do I make with this nice lumber….any suggestions?

-- Don, Pittsburgh

15 replies so far

View CharlieM1958's profile


16055 posts in 3222 days

#1 posted 06-09-2010 02:10 AM

Yeah… ship it to ME!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

View a1Jim's profile


113635 posts in 2581 days

#2 posted 06-09-2010 02:18 AM

Wow that’s a great bunch of maple congrats.

-- Custom furniture

View DrewM's profile


176 posts in 2003 days

#3 posted 06-09-2010 02:37 AM

Nice score on the lumber. May I suggest you make an entertainment center with book-matched solid wood doors? I think that would be a great way to show off the figure in the wood.

-- Drew, Delaware

View Junji's profile


698 posts in 2385 days

#4 posted 06-09-2010 02:58 AM

You have a bunch of lumber in your hand and you don’t know what to make yet… I think that is one precious imagination period, one of the best part of woodworking. If I were you, I would leave them in the shop, where you can see them everyday, and just wait until a great idea comes out.

-- Junji Sugita from Japan,

View thatwoodworkingguy's profile


375 posts in 1933 days

#5 posted 06-09-2010 03:48 AM

Ship it to me I’ll make a giant box with it.

-- ~Eagle America~ ~Woodcraft~

View matt garcia's profile

matt garcia

1852 posts in 2675 days

#6 posted 06-09-2010 04:15 AM

Make a great piece of furniture with it!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

View Don Newton's profile

Don Newton

712 posts in 2622 days

#7 posted 06-09-2010 04:21 AM

Junji….I like your idea, let the wood speak to me. I think I would like to make an 18th century piece…but what?

-- Don, Pittsburgh

View SnowyRiver's profile


51451 posts in 2484 days

#8 posted 06-09-2010 04:28 AM

Thats a great get. I would make a nice chest of drawers.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

View rustfever's profile


667 posts in 2314 days

#9 posted 06-09-2010 04:33 AM

I know what you can make…............A donation to little-ol-me.

Great Score…....Enjoy every bit of it. I love the fiddle-back graining.

-- Rustfever, Central California

View Beginningwoodworker's profile


13347 posts in 2676 days

#10 posted 06-09-2010 04:34 AM

Nice gloat, hey ship that lumber to me. :)

View douglbe's profile


364 posts in 2964 days

#11 posted 06-09-2010 04:36 AM

I love free lumber! Nice looking maple. When the right project comes along, you’ll know.

-- Doug, Reed City, Michigan

View live4ever's profile


983 posts in 2014 days

#12 posted 06-09-2010 06:06 AM

You read the Lumberjocks TOS right? When you make a free wood gloat you’re obliged to send some of the lumber to the first 12 jocks that comment on your thread.

-- Optimists are usually disappointed. Pessimists are either right or pleasantly surprised. I tend to be a disappointed pessimist.

View TopamaxSurvivor's profile (online now)


16236 posts in 2679 days

#13 posted 06-09-2010 06:57 AM

hard to beat that price!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

View Junji's profile


698 posts in 2385 days

#14 posted 06-09-2010 07:20 AM

Ah, I like the idea of live4ever!!!

Since the wood grain seems really nice, this has to be something you see the pattern when you use it. An18th century piece… How about a writing desk?

-- Junji Sugita from Japan,

View jimswoodshop's profile


19 posts in 1920 days

#15 posted 06-09-2010 11:36 PM

What you better make is: Make sure your chissels are sharp. Figured maple can be hard on em. What ever you make enjoy it.

-- Will work for Wood

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics