|Forum topic by enurdat1||posted 286 days ago||716 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
286 days ago
Well I did! My ex sister-in-law called a few weeks ago and asked if I would be interested in building a pie safe for her mother. I gladly accepted the task for the cost of materials and a couple jars of spirits produced close to her house. Her father was a logger and had an old shipping container behind his shop where he threw ‘scraps and stuff’. I decided to look through the scraps and see if there was anything I wanted to use for the pie safe. I drove up this morning and this is only a part of whats there.
I know most of the upright stuff is cedar. I think the 3 on the left are cedar, but the color os really different from the rest of the heart wood. The stuff on the ground I’m guessing is chestnut. It has a butternut type grain and is very dense. I haven”t figured the actual density yet, but it’s dry and heavier than any walnut, butternut, or oak. Probably closer to purpleheart, wenge or goncalo.
There is quite a bit more cedar, a few pieces of chestnut, and a big stack of misc stuff milled to 1/2” X 4” in various lengths. As soon as I figure out where to store it all, I’ll make another trip. Well worth the tank of gas and road trip!
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