|Forum topic by MalcolmLaurel||posted 03-03-2014 01:25 AM||763 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
03-03-2014 01:25 AM
Got two pieces of wood I’d love to identify. The first is a live edge slab I picked up cheap ($10) at a flea market. With some screw holes and a broken edge, I’d guess it was a shelf. Had a fairly dark varnish on it, I’d guess poly, which I sanded off on the bottom side… then I got smarter and took the finish off the top with a hand planer, followed by sanding. I couldn’t take it off the edge, of course, but that’s OK if it’s darker.
I’ll probably put a clear finish on it (shellac followed by lacquer, probably) with laurel branch legs, for a coffee table for my cabin.
The second piece is one of a bunch I picked up yesterday while buying a piece of reclaimed chestnut for another table. This place (Connecticut Valley Lumber) sells mostly reclaimed and rough sawn lumber. They had some barrels of random scrap wood outside, $10 for a wheelbarrow full, mainly for firewood I guess, proceeds to a local charity. I took home a bunch of chunks of old wood (I pulled a cut nail out of the piece in question), and planed down the first one. It’s quite hard, with lots of wormholes:
I’m planning another small branch legged side table for this one.
So, any ideas or guesses welcome.
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