Armoire - December 2006

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Project by BillCo posted 03-28-2008 02:37 AM 2001 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is our second armoire. Primarily red pine. recessed floating panels, all mortise-and-tenon joinery. Full floating shiplap back panels.

Built to order for a customer in Southern Ontario.

As always, this is wood from logs sunk here on Georgian Bay.

-- Sawmill Lodge -

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#1 posted 03-28-2008 03:06 AM

Sunken logs, huh? Pretty cool. Nice job.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 03-28-2008 03:06 AM

this is really nice…

One question…we can get pine very easily in Northern Cal…is the pine we have the same as “red pine”...

your pictures look slightly darker…of course that could be the aging and/or the finish…just curious…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#3 posted 03-28-2008 03:09 AM

Makes you want to look at the back as much as the front.
Love that red pine!

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#4 posted 03-28-2008 03:12 AM


There are many subspecies of pine, and though I’m sure they have many common characteristics they also have many subtle differences. In the case of this stuff, remember that it’s virgin pine taken during the first cut well over 100 years ago. Contemporary red pine will be genetically the same as this, but look completely different. This stuff has incredible ring density and tight grain. It’s heavy. It also has a lot of mineral tinting from the time it was submerged.

-- Sawmill Lodge -

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#5 posted 03-28-2008 03:52 AM


This is a gorgeous piece. The grain pattern and colors are just outstanding. I am sure that the pictures do not do the wood justice. (I am not maligning your photography skills). You simply cannot get wood like this today. Working with this reclaimed must bring you a sense of immense satisfaction knowing that is unique lumber.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#6 posted 03-28-2008 10:34 AM

That looks great. It has additional interest because of the background of the lumber.

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#7 posted 03-28-2008 03:41 PM

I’m going to have to stat searching the waters around here, that wood has a ton of character, the craftsmanship is remarkable to.

-- Stuart, North Dakota

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#8 posted 03-28-2008 06:54 PM

Excellent armoire. I love that grain.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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