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Forum topic by Knockonit posted 11-01-2018 01:17 PM 690 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-01-2018 01:17 PM

A framer buddy of mine called last thursday and said i needed to buy him lunch, and well, i decided to play the fish and bite, so met him for lunch, and of course it wasn’t a fast food joint.
But after quite the lunch fare, we sached out to his truck and he dropped the tail gate, and low and behold was a bed full of cherry flooring he’d pulled out of a house, and then added there is at least twice as much more in his yard. absolutely beautiful stuff, has a mild white wash as finish, and most was glued down, and it is a full 3/4, so once i clean it up, am probably looking at 5/8s or so. problem is where does one stash this much cherry, hehe, looks like another 20ft container is needed here. I had one of my guys clean some of it up with scraper and then we ran it thru planer, dang is it purday
So lunch wasn’t a looser after all. hehe, gotta love friends who likey wood

happy thursday
Rj in az.

-- Living the dream

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#1 posted 11-01-2018 04:00 PM

I could find some storage space in my garage :) Congrats on having such a good friend.

-- socrbent Ohio

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#2 posted 11-01-2018 09:31 PM

if you were local i’d sure hand some off, no way in a dozen years i can use it all
Rj in az

-- Living the dream

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#3 posted 11-01-2018 11:38 PM

5/8” sounds like a good thickness for drawer box sides. If you do cabinet work, I’d say that prepping some of it for drawer sides could be useful.

-- Woodworking from an engineer's perspective

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#4 posted 11-01-2018 11:47 PM

That was a good lunch. Congrats. I work in the construction feild, and am always looking. Just have not had much luck with good finds like that.

Have fun using it.

Hears a thought, you could use it as flooring in the shop. It would make it look Grand.

-- Eric, Upstate South Carolina

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#5 posted 11-02-2018 12:00 AM

Don’t ya just love it when stuff like that happens! Quite a few years ago I got some tongue and groove flooring that was pulled up in an old house that was being renovated at the local college where my wife worked. As I recall it was not quite a full 3/4” thick, but it was 2 1/2” wide boards and solid teak. Thank goodness the guys doing the demo knew enough to be careful and salvage as much of the wood as they could.

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