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OnhillWW

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01-12-2015 03:40 AM

Topic tags/keywords: dated oak question

Hello,
This is my first post but am a long time viewer and admirer of the site. I do not know where the appropriate place to post introductions is so I am doing so with my question. I’m mostly retired from a 30 year stint as a professional turf manager, from the world of golf. It was fun , it’s over and I’m ready to transition into sawdust engineering. I have worked with wood on and off since I was a kid, nothing serious, renovated 3 houses and built the odd piece of furniture here and there. Looking forward to improving my skills – there is an awe inspiring group of craftsmen here and I hope to learn from the best.

The question: I was following the thread that focused on whether oak cabinets were dated and would like to share this with a friend but I can no longer locate it, I’ve run a number of searches and sifted through pages of posts with no luck. Can someone point me in the direction of where it is hiding? Thanks.


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#1 posted 01-12-2015 09:56 PM

Are you sure the thread wasn’t over at the sawmill creek site??

http://www.sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?224886-Why-Is-Oak-quot-Dated-quot

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#2 posted 01-12-2015 10:36 PM

I tried to search too and couldn’t find one here either. That post on sawmillcreek AlaskaGuy posted was pretty good though. Personally, I am not a huge fan of the look of oak. White oak is ok but I REALLY dislike the look of red oak, especially in the kitchen. It reminds me of the 80’s and 90’s, which is funny because back then I thought red oak and brass fixtures looked amazing. Where I am rock maple and oak are about the same price so there isn’t much oak on my lumber rack.

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AlaskaGuy

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#3 posted 01-12-2015 10:56 PM

For lack of a better term here’s a “spin off thread” form the “why is oak dated” @ sawmill creek. “what wood to use.”

http://www.sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?225845-OK-So-What-Wood-For-Kitchen-Cabinets

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#4 posted 01-13-2015 03:05 AM

You are all correct – I spend most of my time reading posts here so I really thought I read it here. Thanks everyone, my mistake.

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jacksteel

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#5 posted 01-13-2015 03:24 AM

IMO I think the typical OAK Cabinets are beyond cliche! Specially with the typically High gloss poly and raised panels. I personally like Shaker, Amish, or Craftsman type look with simple edges and Plywood panels.

That have being said, I have had my breath taken away by some “rustic” Hickory cabinetry as well as knotty pine and something I have recently be introduced to something called BETTLE KILL!. Not sure what kind of beetle kill wood.

I consider myself lucky to have run across a old house which I bought right away that had immaculate restored solid wood floors all through out the house. Funny thing is half the house in Oak that the rest PINE floors I have never seen pine floors but like them a lot more than the oak.

The kitchen has some awful cheap dark wood cabinet which I plan to replace with my own Pine or Hickory Cabinets

I love the striking unevenness of Knotty pine, hickory and Bettle kill. You can have your home depot monolithic oak cabinets.

I have even considered making the cabinets out of Zebrawood…. But It is a little over the top

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#6 posted 01-13-2015 05:44 AM

Don’t know about the rest of the world but here in Alaska beetle kill would be Spruce. Lot of it too.

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