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 Post subject: Wasted premium wood
PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:07 pm 
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Wasted premium wood.
At work the stool I set on has very high figured birds eye maple seat, it is just an industrial stool with metal legs.
One of the push brooms I have has very beautiful curly maple.
I have recovered from shipping pallets, some of my favorites extremely curly cherry, highly figured walnut, quarter sawn oak & sycamore ...

Some of the stuff makes you want to cry

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 Post subject: Re: Wasted premium wood
PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:10 pm 
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I've 'rescued' some decent purple heart that was used as shipping pallets from the Phillipines. Over there, I was told, it's considered waste wood.

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 Post subject: Re: Wasted premium wood
PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:25 pm 
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I think a lot of pallet wood is logs that have lots of knots and crazy things gone on so it is used for pallets. The wood from those kinds of trees makes some amazing grain in small amounts. I like to make small boxes with slip on lids and use some unique pieces for the tops. Really set them small boxes off.

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