Friday, November 2, 2007

Buried Treasure

I went out to my personal lumberyard, which in its former life was a 2-car garage, to retrieve some walnut for a new project. There's lumber out there that I've had for 15 years and for some weird reason, I remember where most of it came from.

This particular pile of walnut came from a friend's house in WV. Being rough cut, I wasn't able to see just how beautiful the wood was until I ran it through my planer. It's black walnut with curly figure in the grain. Now, I had pulled this lumber to build doors for the assembly table in my workshop, but seeing how gorgeous it is, I might have to use it for something more special.



Second thought, what's more special than my shop? ; )

6 comments:

Wyldth1ng said...

What is more special?

The Village Carpenter said...

In the hands of a more talented woodworker, this lovely walnut would be a tall case clock or drawer fronts on a highboy...

Wyldth1ng said...

When I get settled back in the states I will have a bunch of questions for you. I like to do woodworking on the side as a hobby.

The Village Carpenter said...

I'll be happy to talk woodworking with you whenever you're home.
You are also welcome to visit my shop if you find yourself in Harrisburg, PA.

Be forewarned, I can talk about woodworking for DAYS....

What kinds of things do you like to build?

Wyldth1ng said...

I had done bookcases and different types of racks, but I want to learn how to do the moldings. Pretty much the extra stuff that has nothing to do with function.

The Village Carpenter said...

Molding will definitely spruce up a piece of furniture and make it look more refined. Making your own molding is easier than you might think. Let me know when you're back and I'll help you out.