Free Madrone Slab Contest!

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Blog entry by OregonBurls posted 10-30-2010 09:04 PM 3702 reads 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had to move this from project to Blog. So those who have seen it well here it is again!

Any One Can Join!

I am giving one of these two slabs away! I am having so much fun with my slabber that I want to share the wealth. So I am going to make it a contest if it works out and hopefully get some advertisment.

These would build great desks I believe!

Here are he rules:

#1 – you have to pay for shipping to your place. I will crate it at no charge.

#2 – you have to email me with a picture of some of your work and tell me what you would build out of it and your address so I can work out the shipping. [email protected]

#3 – you would have to mention somewhere on the piece “Wood provided by” It can be on the bottom of the table or what ever you make.

My wife and I will look at your emails and we will choose a winner together.

Shipping is pretty reasonable. I shipped 750 lbs to NY for $350.00 or you can pick it up!

Now more about the pieces.

  • the are Spalted Madrone slabs
  • one of them is 60×53 x 3 the other is 60×26(serpenteen) x 3
  • guessing the weight one about 250 lbs and the other 185 lbs
  • the spalting in some small places are soft. I would say the size of an old dollar coin
  • it is still damp but has been drying for 3 seasons but just cut them into slabs.
  • Yes it is end grain
  • it will take about one more year to dry I believe
  • And yes you can sell it for as much as you would like an keep 100% of the revenue.

Well lets see if there is any interest and we will annouce the winner next week on the 6th of November

There were 2 Winners Jim and Chris Jim will be picking his up and I will be crating Chris’ up and sending it out. soon I will be doning this again so Stay Tuned

-- Greg, Southern Oregon, What can I say but God Is Good!

13 comments so far

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#1 posted 10-30-2010 09:58 PM

very niiice slabs :-)
Ilike the second picture where there is one of the big cats face trying to hide

realy a great gesture of you

have fun , I look forward to see the winners choice

take care

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#2 posted 10-30-2010 11:56 PM

Great idea, pity I would have no idea of what to make with it and the shipping here to Australia would cost a fortune anyway.

-- Theresa,

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#3 posted 10-31-2010 03:25 AM

love the cat face in the bottom one

-- Robert Laddusaw and no I am not smarter then a fifth grader ( and no I canot spell so if it is a problem don't read it ))

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#4 posted 10-31-2010 03:57 AM

Great lumber ..Good for you for making this website more interesting…GO DUCKS…

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#5 posted 10-31-2010 04:19 AM

Cool slabs Greg cool contest.

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#6 posted 10-31-2010 04:51 AM


Wow! What a great contest! How generous!

We envision the top slab as a wall clock in a 5,000 square foot “shack” in the woods with cathedral ceilings (with a “made in China” movement—only kidding). Maybe some hand-carved numbers (3, 6, 9, 12) out of a contrasting wood along with beautifully carved hour and minute hands would finish it off.

But I’m too much of a wimp to work with something that big!


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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robert triplett

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#7 posted 10-31-2010 06:44 AM

Greg, Very tempting. I could drive up and get it. But, Then I would have to do something with it. I think it would have to be used for a table. That would be quite a step up form the boxes and cutting boards I make. I haven’t done big furniture stuff for a long time. It would make an awesome cutting board! I will have to ponder your contest a while. Great idea and a good way to advertise.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#8 posted 10-31-2010 08:51 AM

What a wonderful gesture. I hope they go to some one that can make tables out of them.

I don’t do BIG stuff. My first thought was to cut them into bowl blanks, but I could not do that to these.

Good luck to all on the contest.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#9 posted 11-05-2010 01:28 PM

Wonder how hard it would be to get Madrone veneer. I’d like to use it as a table and make a wavy base.

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#10 posted 11-05-2010 04:52 PM

Madrone veneer is eazy to come my for me. It is about $5.75 a squ. ft.

-- Greg, Southern Oregon, What can I say but God Is Good!

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#11 posted 11-23-2010 03:09 AM

So Who won the contest?
Very nice by the way.
Thank You for the oppurtunity

-- Even a broken clock is right twice a day, unless, it moves at half speed like ....-As the Saw Turns

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#12 posted 11-23-2010 03:31 AM

Sorry Andrew, I emailed everyone I thought. There were 2 winners. Jim and Chris. I will be doing this again so stay tuned.

-- Greg, Southern Oregon, What can I say but God Is Good!

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#13 posted 01-08-2011 01:39 PM

I Love LJ. Greg, Thank you for sharing the wealth of Lumber. The projects can only be spectacular as they as they are starting with exceptionally wonderful lumber.

-- The works of evil people are not the problem. It is the "Good" people standing by and watching not speaking up. Dubsaloon

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