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1419 days ago

I am being given a small amount…..

7 feet piece qty 8
6.5 feet piece qty 3
qty 2 or 3 – 4’ lengths plus some lathes

All are 2×3’s

...of old growth pine but I’m at a loss. What do I make/build with it?

Thoughts and suggestions please.

-- -- Don in Ottawa,

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#1 posted 1419 days ago

If it was me, I’d resaw it into thinner material and use it for making boxes. But my opinion is biased because I like making boxes. :-)

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

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#2 posted 1419 days ago

Tough crowd :o)

One thought I had mulled over in ye olde grey matter was a rocking chair for my grand daughter….

-- -- Don in Ottawa,

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#3 posted 1419 days ago

You have some good material for making adirondack chairs. You’ll have to resaw to get narrower boards but you could do that on a TS (don’t need a bandsaw). You would have to glue up some boards for the rear legs and the arms. Otherwise, strips of lumber is what you need for an adirondack chair.

I don’t know your skill level. I consider an adirondack chair to be a good starter project.

There are lots of variation in style and some are easier than others.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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