|Forum topic by HokieMojo||posted 1703 days ago||841 views||0 times favorited||12 replies|
1703 days ago
Well, in another post I said that I would post a few pictures of what I found at home depot. nothing spectacular compared to what I see on here, but I just wanted to let you guys know that even on a limited budget, you may someday stumble on a special piece of lumber if you keep checking. Here are the pictures. I hope they are good enough. The maple is about 6.5 ft high, 3.5” wide and 3/4” thick (after surfacing)
NOTE: The only other photos here that came from HD is the very last one of the red oak.
here is a piece of birch that kept getting passed over at my local lumberyard so I took it. sorry about the photos but I have a car in the garage and didn’t want to unload all the boards hopefully you can get a good idea and I’ll take some more better pictures when I try to make something out of it:
this is a board that i stumbled on from a batch of air dried walnut i got from a nice guy on craigslist. I’ve been back a few times to pick up more, but I don’t have much storage so no more purchases until i get some more stuff built. i don’t know if most people will think this is cool, but to me , it looked like it had tons of knots without actually having the knots themselves (just changes in grain directions). I think it would look better with oil (or even if it was less dusty), but maybe you can get the picture:
finally, a nice quartersawn red oak board. nothing special (and this one has no ray flecks to speak of), but I impulsively bought this in case i needed nice straight grained hardwood for a jig. I’m just postign it because I took the photo.
I hope you guys enjoy. I love the lumber pics (even the plain stuff) so hopefully you guys get a chance to enjoy.