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Forum topic by bobasaurus posted 1288 days ago 1015 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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1288 days ago

Replied to a craigslist ad today, and received a good load of old padauk. This was apparently from some piece of furniture made entirely of solid stock padauk. It’s all about 3/4” thick in various lengths. Not pictured is a large tabletop glueup of the stuff, over twice the size of the large square in the back. All in all, maybe 20 board feet of padauk for $40… pretty good deal. Everything is pretty sun darkened, but it should clean up nicely. There’s surprisingly few checks and warps for having sat outside this guy’s house in the rain/snow/etc. I’ll have to pick out a good lot of screws/nails and strip the finish, but there’s a lot of usable goodness in there.

-- Allen, Colorado

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#1 posted 1288 days ago

You must be one happy shopper…!

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#2 posted 1288 days ago

Nice find, you best post a project made from it.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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#3 posted 1288 days ago


-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#4 posted 1288 days ago

Great find..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#5 posted 1284 days ago

wow thats a great steal

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#6 posted 1284 days ago

He Scores !!!!

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#7 posted 1280 days ago

That is some great lookin’ wood, but cleaning up after cutting or turning any of it is a pain.


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#8 posted 1280 days ago

Bill, I always call it cheeto wood, since that’s what I look like every time I’m done working with it (covered in orange dust).

-- Allen, Colorado

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#9 posted 1279 days ago

wow thats some nice stuff


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#10 posted 1279 days ago

oooo…. i have wood envy.

-- " 'Truth' is like a beautiful flower, unique to each plant and to the season it blossoms ... 'Fact' is the root and leaf, allowing the plant grow and bloom again."

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