Dining table inspired by the Greene & Greene Thorsen table #3: A Visit to the Hardwood Dealer

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Blog entry by TungOil posted 02-12-2017 03:15 AM 3436 reads 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Now that my table design is finalized, it was time to head to the hardwood dealer to pick up materials. Hearne Hardwoods in Chester Country, PA is my hardwood dealer of choice for projects requiring very fine wood. They have an extensive selection including figured woods, which I wanted for the top on this table.

I loaded up the trailer with 75 bf of 8/4 and 35 bf of 5/4 sapele, along with 40 bf of highly figured 8/4 to be resawn for my top veneers.

I unloaded everything and brought it into the shop.

I was curious to get a better look at the highly figured boards, so I lightly hand planed one of the boards to get a peek. Wow, the figure is amazing and the chatoyance is unbelievable!

Everything is neatly loaded onto my wood rack to allow the wood to acclimate to my shop humidity. I checked the moisture level on one of the 8/4 boards that was cross cut to fit onto my trailer and it was a nice 7.7% .

Next stop- my sheet goods supplier to pick up baltic birch for the cores of the top. That’s it for now!!

-- The optimist says "the glass is half full". The pessimist says "the glass is half empty". The engineer says "the glass is twice as big as it needs to be"

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#1 posted 02-12-2017 12:25 PM

You have been a great help to me already. I am going to visit Hearne Hardwoods very soon. Thanks so much for the tip. According to Google Maps I am an hour and fifty minutes drive away but the website looks like it would be worth the trip. Thanks so much.

-- K. Stone “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin

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#2 posted 02-12-2017 01:03 PM

Good lumber makes all the difference. Sooooo jealous that you live within driving distance of Hearne Hardwoods. Their lumber looks amazing. Shipping costs to IA would kill my budget.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#3 posted 02-13-2017 04:33 PM

Looks like you got a good looking load of lumber there!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#4 posted 03-09-2017 08:13 PM

Wow, Hearne looks legit! Thanks for sharing.

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