|Forum topic by harvey4804||posted 01-12-2013 02:53 AM||1311 views||0 times favorited||10 replies|
01-12-2013 02:53 AM
Well, this afternoon was the very first time that I purchased good quality hardwood NOT from the BORG. After finding out my wife is pregnant that really kicked my tail in gear to start setting up my shop! My first “real” project since 7th grade shop class back in ‘95-’96 will be a crib. I was ready to spend a hefty chunk of change at the local and well-known Frost Hardwoods but while scrolling through craigslist I came across a guy that owns a custom cabinet shop and had a surplus ~700bf of Mahogany (Its either African or South American, I’m not sure, but it’s not Phillipine or Santos. It’s really pretty.), Cherry, QS Sycamore, Sapele Mahogany, and some Black Walnut.
I ended up getting 91bf of 4/4 mahogany and 9bf of the 3/4 s2s QS sycamore (100bf total) It’s significantly more than what I need for a crib, but I figured I’d buy however much I could afford.
I spent $325, that a good price?
Here’s some pictures, Just like most everybody else’s on here, they’e crappy quality. I wish I had a better camera to capture the grain. It’s VERY nice… at least for what I’m used to LOL…...
-- Ryan, FRMR HMM165 - HMX1 01-10