|Forum topic by DustyMark||posted 02-24-2013 02:41 AM||2228 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
02-24-2013 02:41 AM
I was getting low on project wood, so I ordered 245 board feet of cherry, ash, and poplar from Steve Wall Lumber in NC. I received the wood yesterday and it absolutely filled my lumber storage racks. The shipping documents said it weighed 885 pounds. I hope my wall doesn’t tip over!
Once my wife and I have agreed on the next batch of products, I order enough select, rough hardwood to offset the shipping charges a bit. At this quantity, shipping added $1 per board foot. I’ve been ordering lumber from Steve Wall for over 20 years and have always been happy with the service and the wood.
The racks are made from 4/4 pine. The horizontal rack piece is screwed into a shallow dado in the upright. I lose storage with the double braces, but they spread the weight and make the rack stronger.
One piece of 8/4 cherry is sitting on my cut-off table below. I’ll cut that into leg blanks for several occasional table that are in the queue.
Here’s a view from further back. There’s a small stack of wood on the tablesaw that will become the sides of my daughter’s wardrobe. I’m hoping this shipment will produce a wardrobe, three occasional tables, much of a new set of chairs, and a kitchen table.
-- Mark, Minnesota