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Old 08-07-2020, 02:01 PM   #16
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HD is notorious for selling "wet" wood, i.e. lumber which has not been properly kiln-dried before it's sold. Wood like that will warp & rot a lot more quickly than the good stuff. It's become hard to find top grade building lumber these days.
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Thank you .
She has a Martin acoustic ,
a Fender Telecaster, ( tweed case )
a Tanglewood acoustic ,
and a new Taylor 814 Grand Auditorium ,
that is a modern work of art.
I will hang her ukelele on the wall.
That's where she wants it.

No spacers needed .
Everything stands nicely in hard shell cases.
The acacia wood crossbar is beautiful ,
two tone wood , and holds them in .

I sifted through stacks of mahogany, cherry and walnut
to find the exact 1 inch x 12ft and 13ft boards I wanted ,
with enough left over to make her a trinket box.
I cut the sides with a jig saw from 3/4" x 8ft x 4ft walnut .
Side by side 2x4's under the bottom and 2x4 braces
in the back out of sight , stained and poly'ed.

The 2 boards were around $6 per foot = around $140.
( a very good price for the quality of mahogany I got )
The 3/4" x 8ft x 4ft walnut was $145
I have leftover walnut also.

Journey well,
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What kind of mahogany is that? Real Mahogany or Luan from PI...I've worked with both and found the PI Luan to be a bit softer but still pretty...used to be cheaper 2 but I haven't bought fancy wood since 1979!
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I got a treated 2x10x12 yesterday at Lowe’s

That damn board weighted at least 125 lbs...
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Old 08-07-2020, 05:11 PM   #20
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I bought some treated plywood and 4x4's to make a floor for the greenhouse we are building. Got them a couple months ago and laid the wood out on some pallets. After a couple months of sun and rain, the 4x4s are twisting and plywood is curling.

Got the wood at a local lumber yard, not one of the big box stores.

At least it is flooring, so deck screws will get it mostly straightened out and the 4x4s will be on soft soil.

But still....
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Bad idea to embed any kind of wood in concrete. I always use dry sand instead. Depending....I pour a concrete footer for the lumber to sit on.....then pour sand to secure the wood. It does not stay real dry.
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Bad idea to embed any kind of wood in concrete. I always use dry sand instead. Depending....I pour a concrete footer for the lumber to sit on.....then pour sand to secure the wood. It does not stay real dry.
I have set post on aluminum or magnesium

wheels before...works pretty good
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What kind of mahogany is that? Real Mahogany or Luan from PI...I've worked with both and found the PI Luan to be a bit softer but still pretty...used to be cheaper 2 but I haven't bought fancy wood since 1979!
I used Sepele Mahogany and it was
an excellent piece . Real mahogany.

$6 a foot for 1"x 9".x 12ft or 13ft.
There was a more expensive mahogany but
the Sepele pieces had an excellent grain
as you can see. .

Exotic woods are very expensive , so I
fish through it very carefully.
It is unlikely you will find a 1" , 5/4" or 6/4"
board under 10ft long

Below is the raw 5/4" x 10" x 12ft cherry
I used on Jamie's make up box .
Dense , heavy , and hard as steel .
Beautiful wood .

I like cherry with only poly.
Jamie wanted it a bit darker.

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I got a treated 2x10x12 yesterday at Lowe’s

That damn board weighted at least 125 lbs...
Thank you , Sir.
I had brass hardware screws for the cherry.
I had to change to steel screws with the
brass hardware.
So like you making multiple trips to the plumbing
supply for the water heater , I made multiple trips
to my local hardware store changing hardware
and swapping brass for steel on the hardware screws .

The cherry broke every brass screw even
I pre-drilled the holes . Didn't matter..

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I bought some treated plywood and 4x4's to make a floor for the greenhouse we are building. Got them a couple months ago and laid the wood out on some pallets. After a couple months of sun and rain, the 4x4s are twisting and plywood is curling.

Got the wood at a local lumber yard, not one of the big box stores.

At least it is flooring, so deck screws will get it mostly straightened out and the 4x4s will be on soft soil.

But still....
I used clear gorilla glue and yellow deck screws .
I painted the screw heads on the mahogany black
after I took those pics .

Every screw was pre-drilled

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I got a treated 2x10x12 yesterday at Lowe’s

That damn board weighted at least 125 lbs...
Treated wood seems like it weighs twice as much .

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General layout for my daughter's bedroom chest .
I have until Thanksgiving for this .
I want this to look like "Kaboom !!" when you
walk in her new Master Bedroom .

A lot of bells and whistles .
Half round file work .
Jig saw design on top .
Double 2x4's on the bottom as you see .
2x4 braces on the inside .
I told her that her boyfriend better eat
his Wheaties when he helps me get it
in the house .
It will be big , heavy , and shine

I want her grandchildren to fight over who gets it .

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I’m working on a Pie Safe that was my

great grandmother’s, may have been her

mothers before her...I’m trying to retain

as much of the original parts as I can, but

when I got it the legs were rotted off and

they are part of the stiles and they run all

of the way to the top...

Like a lot of this kind of furniture, from the

1870’s - 1900’s it was made of popular...

not a great wood but it is easy to work with

...if it is stained oak it looks like oak, same

with walnut or a lot of other woods...a lot

of old furniture would have the main wood

on the front but the sides would be popular

Anyway the big thing about this piece besides

the family thing is the amazing Camphor Glass

doors on it...pictures someday...
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I’m working on a Pie Safe that was my

great grandmother’s, may have been her

mothers before her...I’m trying to retain

as much of the original parts as I can, but

when I got it the legs were rotted off and

they are part of the stiles and they run all

of the way to the top...

Like a lot of this kind of furniture, from the

1870’s - 1900’s it was made of popular...

not a great wood but it is easy to work with

...if it is stained oak it looks like oak, same

with walnut or a lot of other woods...a lot

of old furniture would have the main wood

on the front but the sides would be popular

Anyway the big thing about this piece besides

the family thing is the amazing Camphor Glass

doors on it...pictures someday...
Picture when you get a chance .

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Merc...the simple solution for which

grandchild gets the piece is to make

a half a dozen of them...lol...
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