|Forum topic by nick85||posted 617 days ago||543 views||0 times favorited||0 replies|
617 days ago
Has anyone worked with this wood before? I took a trip to my local Habitat Restore today, where they rarely have any wood worth using, but do have cheap sandpaper and stain. Suddenly I heard the sound of several boards falling to the floor, something normally heard in the aisles of Home Depot. I walked over to investigate, and saw 2 carts loaded with 3×3x144 timbers. They almost looked like oak, but different. The sign read “Sandalo $30/12ft”.
Apparently they were uncovered in an old cabinetry shop under several inches of dust. I couldn’t fit a 12ft piece of wood in my little car, but I found some 3ft cutoffs around the next aisle. Grabbed a couple that seemed to be reasonably straight, and match in color and grain. Thinking of chopping them down to 18” and gluing up 4 pieces to make a tall vase.
This website says that it turns well, and gives off a sweet scent, similar but stronger than sandlewood. Might keep the missus from griping about the smells I track into the house… =p If it goes well I may take a truck down and pick up some longer pieces to store for future projects, like a nice smelling workbench top.
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