|Forum topic by MT_Stringer||posted 02-02-2015 08:51 PM||782 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
02-02-2015 08:51 PM
So there I was, sitting at the dining room table. I was looking at the table top and I see it is made from pieces of uneven lengths of wood about 2 – 2 1/2 inches wide. The ends are simple but joints. It does look good, and if you don’t pay close attention, you really won’t know it, or care for that matter. The pattern sorta resembles the pattern you might see on a hardwood floor.
That got me to thinking. I have a fair amount of various off cuts in my lumber rack. The species are mostly poplar, maple, birch, knotty alder, and some white pine. The widths also vary from 1 1/4 up to 11 1/4 inches for the white pine. Most of it is less than 5 1/2 inches. Some pieces are 16 inches or less in length up to about 4 feet.
Have any of you glued up panels from narrow, and uneven, lengths with but joints?
My thoughts are to use this stuff to make up drawer stock which I can use in projects around the house. In fact, I have a project I am drawing up that will have two drawers and a pullout tray. If I can find enough stock, that would save a few bucks at the hardwood dealer. Since I have been making my drawers 5/8 inch thick, starting off with 3/4 inch stock would not be a problem. The finish will be simply a clear finish sprayed on the assembled drawers.
Hey, I am retired. The kitchen remodel is behind me so I have time to play around. :-)
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Here is my next project. It is an end table that will fit in the fairly large opening between the couch and love seat. Currently, there is a small end table and a folding tray to lay stuff on. I am going to remedy that in short order! :-)
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