|Forum topic by Thewade44||posted 10-17-2016 04:41 PM||283 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
10-17-2016 04:41 PM
Hello guys. New to the forum. Im 33 and been in the Air Force for about 10 years. Over those 10 years ive been SLOWLY building my wood shop. Im finally to the point that i can start some projects. Ive done some small projects, boxes and such and starting my first bigger project. Im making my wife a vanity.
My question is in regards to me next project. I bought some slab walnut and im going to turn it into a coffee table and end tables for the living room. I have a couple questions:
1. What thickness should i keep the walnut? Its a tad over 2” now and was thinking about resawing it to 1” to create a bookmatch piece. Its only 15” wide so ill need to bookmatch @1” or piece 2 non matching pieces together to keep it 2”. Was also thinking if 1” is too thin about making a contrast base out of red oak for it to sit on. Going to make the legs from red oak.
2. Speaking of the red oak; would a walnut top and red oak base look ok? I can always add a walnut stain to the oak to help the contrast.
Going to purchase the grizzly 17” anniversary bandsaw. For $1k i can find a better deal. Want to go 17” so i can resaw largwe pieces. Anu reviews on this?
The walnut is at 18% moisture now so i want to get to ruff dimension as soon as possible to help drying time.