|Forum topic by Lumber2Sawdust||posted 11-27-2011 06:59 AM||1487 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
11-27-2011 06:59 AM
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.