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Forum topic by ppg677 posted 07-27-2018 12:57 AM 603 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-27-2018 12:57 AM

Hi all, I’ve got an extra piece of 8/4 white oak. 6” wide by 7’ tall. A $65 piece of wood where I buy from!

I know that “anything with legs” is one answer, bit just looking for any project ideas to use this up!


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#1 posted 07-27-2018 02:33 AM

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#2 posted 07-27-2018 03:46 AM

I like it! Great suggestion!

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#3 posted 07-27-2018 08:55 PM

picture frame

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#4 posted 07-27-2018 09:34 PM

Not my picture. There is a popular woodworking a&c book with plans.

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#5 posted 07-28-2018 12:21 AM

Just send it to me. I’ll solve all your problems and you can rest easy knowing it went to a good home.

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#6 posted 07-28-2018 10:13 PM

How about shipping it!
Hey it was just a suggestion as I have more red oak (salvaged) than I know what to do with!

How about a full length standing mirror, and there are many things floating around in my head and I possibly relate all of them.

This is just an example but I would take advantage of the oak and make the frame more massive, not wasting any of the oak! If you look at full length mirrors on the Web they have all been “dainty fried”!

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#7 posted 07-28-2018 11:58 PM

Guitar, electric or acoustic. Or a clock

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#8 posted 07-29-2018 02:43 PM

Since most slabs are cut flat sawn, you can get quarter sawn wood by ripping off strips from the sides. These are perfect for frames, like the mirror above from oldnovice.

Calculate your board footage and find a plan that can be done with that total is the obvious thing to do, but it is always nice to use the inherent thickness of the slab since people pay a premium for that thicker stock.

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#9 posted 07-30-2018 03:07 AM



Since most slabs are cut flat sawn, you can get quarter sawn wood by ripping off strips from the sides. These are perfect for frames, like the mirror above from oldnovice.

Calculate your board footage and find a plan that can be done with that total is the obvious thing to do, but it is always nice to use the inherent thickness of the slab since people pay a premium for that thicker stock.

- splintergroup

Great idea since I do have picture frames to make.

Indeed I want to take advantage of the thickness

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