|Forum topic by greg48||posted 02-24-2015 05:01 AM||1081 views||0 times favorited||10 replies|
02-24-2015 05:01 AM
I was visiting my son last weekend in San Jose to attend a Sharks vs. Kings game (a sad story in itself) and he presents me with a piece of hardwood that served as a ledge on a short stem wall that was being demo’d for his girlfriends rented shop space. The handyman knocked it out and was going to toss it with the rest of the refuse when my boy thought that maybe I would like to have it. I wasn’t sure what it was until I compared it to some Wenge in a local lumber store, it’s the same stuff.
The board is 6/4 thick, 58” long and 10” wide and finished with a polyurethane.
The bad news is that the previous occupant drilled a series of 1/2” holes spaced 2” by 15” on the bottom side to set in 8” bolt hangers so I can only get a 6 1/2” clear rip on the piece. I’m saddened to lose so much width, but happy to have what I got. I’ve never worked with Wenge before and have no immediate plans. Guess I will have to read up on how to best utilize this treasure. Any suggestions are most welcomed.
-- Greg, No. Cal. - "Gaudete in Domino Semper"