Projects with Red Oak Flooring leftovers

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Blog series by Lalen updated 09-10-2018 12:12 AM 4 parts 5555 reads 13 comments total

Part 1: Looking for project ideas

04-07-2017 07:46 PM by Lalen | 8 comments »

I just ended up with about 30+ square feet of brand new leftover red oak hardwood floor material. It is about 3/4” thick, 3.25” wide and in random lengths. It has tongue and groove milled in the sides and the ends. The bottom side has some channels in it, so I’ll have to mill about 1/16th off to make it flat and parallel. (good thing i just got a planer!) Looking for project ideas that will make good use of this! Please comment with thoughts or links! I will keep...

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Part 2: Top for sideboard cabinet.

08-07-2017 01:26 PM by Lalen | 1 comment »

I was making a sideboard cabinet as a gift for my wife. I couldnt decide what kind of top to put on it (to match her tastes) so I figured I would make a temporary top and give it to her.. then let her make the choice. It came out better than expected. Because I thought it was temporary, I didn’t spend enough time sanding to ensure all the glue was off so stain is a little uneven, but she says she didn’t notice till I pointed it out. I put a 45 degree bevel on the bottom...

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Part 3: Mallets for the shop

08-10-2017 02:37 AM by Lalen | 4 comments »

I started by Gluing the smooth side of flooring together to get some thicker materials, after which I ran through the planer on both sides to remove the grooves. I reduced each piece to about 1”! I then cut out the parts as shown, creating a dovetail and shoulders to keep the handle secure, even though the glue would likely hold. Then to glue up! Sanding and shaping I put a 45 degree champher on all ...

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Part 4: A couple of simple boxes, including my first mitered box with splines.

09-10-2018 12:12 AM by Lalen | 0 comments »

Its been a while since I’ve done anything with the red oak flooring but an opportunity arose. Every year my father-in-law’s family has a reunion and it includes a silent auction that raises funds for the meal’s main meat course. This year my wife had some loose bottles and asked me to make a couple of boxes so they could be used like a centerpiece, and go into the auction. I did one with box joints, which I have done before then decided to try my hand at mitered corn...

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