Very cool! I took lots'a pictures. I think you and I should enter next
year, we are certainly in that league. Lots of mesquite pieces. Looking
around the antique shops in the hill country, most all the old furniture was
made from mesquite, big stuff that easily stood over 10' tall.
I have to believe that there is a good source for mesquite in the area as
the wood dominated the furniture markets. We went to a couple of Amish
furniture stores, this was the good stuff. I have seen stuff being sold as
Amish in Houston that was "sub-par". They naturally don't build with
mesquite as there is probably little in Pennsylvania. Lots of Maple, Oak,
Cherry, and Elm though.
In a regular small furniture store I saw a beautiful mesquite "Sam Maloof"
style rocking chair, $6500.
I did see a lumber mill outside of Fredericksburg that had lot's of
stickered wood piles. They specialize in flooring and moldings. I'll have
to give'em a call and see how they sell their wood.
I brought no wood home and did not check any prices.
Did you get an up close and personal view of the piece that won "Best of
Show"? I hope it was more impressive than it appears in the photo.
Judging from the pictures, I thought the walnut desk was superior in every
way, but a closer examination may have put it in a different light ... still
to give it a "special award for craftsmanship", one wonders?
Lots of mesquite pieces. Looking
Prices of pieces that correspond to any of the things you and I have built?
Apparently not much is selling?
Hmmm ... Step by step instructions:
Locate the glove compartment; extract Tundra "Owner's Manual"; go to index;
in there you will find instructions to open the tail gate ... the rest is
intuitive, next time you should be able to take it from there. :)
Thanks for the report.
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