Wood Gloat #1: My First Wood Gloat!

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Blog entry by DanceParty posted 08-11-2011 04:38 PM 1657 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Nothing like going on vacation and coming back with a truckload of free wood! Well, almost free. Before you all ask, I’ll just say I can’t give up my secret source because it’s the gift that keeps on giving, haha. I have a ton of projects in store and as a result, I did end up purchasing some FAS 4/4 Qtr. Sapele to match some of the wood that I got. I wish I could have kept it at the 14 foot lengths, but the logistics of transferring those on a 6 foot bed, 1000 miles didn’t make sense. Nonetheless, this is an amazing haul; well worth the extra half tank of gas in the truck! Now I just have to figure out how to mill some of this stuff!

Which I had taken a better picture of the truck with the wood stacked in it. With the wood stored, really can’t get a good angle of all the wood. There is another section that I didn’t take a picture of of all hard maple shorts, perfect for dovetail drawers and other stuff.

I plan on making some fine furniture with this stuff! Can’t wait to show you all what I have planned.

FAS Cherry (4/4, 8/4)
AA+ Qtr. Cherry Slip Matched Plywood (3/4”)
FAS Qtr Beech
FAS Flat Sawn Sapele (4/4, 8/4)
FAS Qtr Sapele (4/4, 8/4)
FAS Qtr + Flat Sawn African Mahogany
Old Growth Cypress
Aromatic Cedar
White Oak
Tons of Hard Maple, Poplar

I’ve included some choice pictures of some of the better pieces. Make sure you check out that old growth cypress board, that tight grain is amazing. Also, the 20” Sapele Board, 15” Cherry and some 8/4 Qtr Sapele Slabs. That really crazy grained board is a unique African Mahogany Board

Get Jealous!

A really unique African Mahogany board

Old Growth Cypress, Check out that tight grain

15” Cherry Board, got a few of these

8/4 Qtr. Sapele 12” Width (Gonna be used for table legs)

Qtr Beech

20” Width Sapele

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#1 posted 08-11-2011 05:14 PM

Congratulations on the haul! What’s that piece with the diagonal grain? Is that the mahogany?

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#2 posted 08-11-2011 05:18 PM

Yea. I was told it was African Mahogany. It’s super dense and as a result pretty heavy.

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#3 posted 08-11-2011 05:24 PM

Nice Haul !!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#4 posted 08-11-2011 06:11 PM

Thanks for sharing the pics, though not the wood! ha ha ha….

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#5 posted 08-11-2011 06:12 PM

What a steal.

How did you manage to find all this for free? It has to be worth 4 figures…

-- I'm just learning how to cut the stuff with some other stuff...

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#6 posted 08-11-2011 06:36 PM

that’s a good day!!!!

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#7 posted 08-12-2011 06:08 AM

Wow! It caused me to realize that I need to practice my tagline!


-- Voltaire: “Those Who Can Make You Believe Absurdities, Can Make You Commit Atrocities” There are 112 genders (not including male and female)

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#8 posted 08-12-2011 10:32 AM

You found the goose—good for you.
And just how often do you make these 1000 mile trips?

Very curious.

-- Jay in Changsha

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#9 posted 08-12-2011 08:05 PM


Not often enough! I might be able to swing back down there in a month or so, depending.

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#10 posted 12-21-2011 05:38 AM are welcome, BullVictory, for the free wood. get on my wood gifting level!

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