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Forum topic by Lumber2Sawdust posted 11-27-2011 06:59 AM 1852 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-27-2011 06:59 AM

Topic tags/keywords: walnut slab

I didn’t care at all about Black Friday. I couldn’t wait for the day after. There is a sawmill nearby that advertised a 20% off sale. I’ve been to TC Woods before, but it is about an hour drive to get there so I don’t go often.

Today we were looking for a slab so I can make a live-edge coffee table. This place has a series of covered, open-air sheds stacked full of air-dried lumber. My wife and I made at least 3 laps of the whole place, picking through everything, we found a walnut slab that will be a great fit for the coffee table:

It is about 4 1/2 feet long, and 29” at the widest point and about 2 1/2” thick.

As a bonus (for me), my wife and I found a pair of walnut boards that are going to be a beautiful bookmatched desk. They are 8 feet long, 18” wide and 2” thick.

All of that lumber, and 20% off! I managed to find room in my shop for these slabs (I hadn’t actually planned for where I might put lumber if I got any). Now I need to be patient and allow them to acclimatize to the shop before I start working on them.

For anybody in CO, TC Woods is a great local place to deal with. They are moving their operation a little farther east. The owner told me today that they will pretty much have all their stuff on sale through the end of the year. They want to sell more of their stock so they don’t have to move it. Check them out.

The only thing that could make it better is my wife telling me I should buy a new router for finishing this furniture, which she did! I’ve been seeing some great reviews on the Triton routers here on LJs.

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#1 posted 11-27-2011 08:30 AM

Nice crotch ;o)

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#2 posted 11-27-2011 02:12 PM

Nice slabs, can’t wait to see how they turn out.

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#3 posted 11-29-2011 01:19 AM

Great get. Those slabs will make some great projects. Keep us posted on how you are doing.

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#4 posted 11-29-2011 03:52 AM

Wow very nice. Be sure and show the results of your wonderful purchase.
Funny childress ;)

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#5 posted 11-29-2011 05:19 AM

The owner of the pole barn where I keep my shop at pulled into the driveway with a trailer. He had just got back from sawing ONE of the logs he had cut down.

He also has about twice that in red oak, stash in the loft of the pole barn. What is on the trailer ? Black Walnut, mostly 2×6s

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#6 posted 12-02-2011 04:17 AM

Nice stuff!!!!

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#7 posted 12-02-2011 05:46 AM

Awesome. I live a few miles away from TC Woods, so I go there frequently. I really wish they wouldn’t move.

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#8 posted 12-03-2011 07:32 PM

It is sad that TC Woods is relocating – due to zoning restrictions of all things. That is a topic to start in the non-woodworking thread sometime…

In a way, it is a good thing that TC Woods is about an hour from my home. If it were closer to me, I would have a lot more of their product in my shop! I usually try to get there once or twice a year. They sawed up a cherry log for me about a year ago. I’m trying to ignore the fact that it is drying in my shed right now, so it will really be ready to use when I get a plan for it.

Maybe after I get the table and desk done from these slabs, I’ll have a go at the cherry. I’ll be sure to post some photos when I get these done.

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