Redwood Table from reclaimed logs #2: First boards

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Blog entry by lumberhack posted 03-22-2011 06:42 AM 3555 reads 1 time favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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Here is a shot of the first 3 rough boards for the top and two of the rough legs. The tops are approx. 2.5” thick and 8”x42” and the legs are 4.25”x5.25” and 18” tall. I used my chainsaw to square up the logs then ran them through the planer to smooth them out. The tops still need the edges and ends cut. For the legs, I also used the bandsaw to create the radius on two sides. Being that this is the first time I have tried to make my own lumber, I was really surprised at the amount of waste. Between the bark, sapwood and shavings, my compost pile was way larger than my “done” pile

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#1 posted 03-22-2011 03:21 PM

I know what you mean about the planer eatin’ up the wood! I am anxious to follow your blog! :)

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