I recently purchased 16 , 15 foot long church pews made in 1929. The
pews are joined in the middle and made out of white oak.
The seat section is made out of what appears to be a butcher block
construction - strips about one inch wide. My question is, how strong
is this type of construction versus solid wood? What is the value of
this type of wood (1.5 inch thick x 19 inches wide x 7.5 feet long)
The back section of the pews is made out of 6 inch tongue and groove
oak (approx 19 inches by 8 feet by 3/4). Any idea what the value of
this would be? Is it a good choice for construction of armoires,
Thanks for the info.
Tue, Mar 6, 2007, 1:50pm (EST-3) email@example.com doth query:
<snip> My question is, how strong is this type of construction versus
solid wood? <snip>
As long as it's strong enough for whatever you want to use it for,
what difference does it make. And ou that note, you failed to say what
you wanted to use it for.
It was too early in the morning for it to be early in the morning. That
was the only thing that he currently knew for sure.
Every bit as solid and arguably a bit more stable.
What is the value of this type of wood (1.5 inch thick x 19 inches wide x
7.5 feet long)
Up here in the northeast, USA. oak runs about $3/board foot (that's 144
cubic inches). Your lamnated boards will be worth significantly less (for
aesthetic reasons, finish would need to be removed, and the very specific
sizes you have available). Recyled lumber is always more of a PITA to work
with than virgin stock.
It has some value, but you're not sitting on a gold mine.
Same as above. Just a guess, but if you could get $1/bd foot you should take
that and run. It's kind of like asking "what can I get for my 1972 Dodge
Dart?". Mint condition would bring big $$ from a collector as would
quarter-sawn white oak with fabulous meduliary rays displayed. Plain-sawn
red oak laminated in thin strips covered in a grimy old finish and riddled
with screw holes is more like the rusting hulk. It's more common too.
Is it a good choice for construction of armoires,
Yes. Oak is an excellent and a common furniture wood.
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Before you saw them up, are they ugly, or do they include a fair amount of
shape and decoration? In our are a lot of folks use these in family rooms,
enclosed decks, entry halls, etc. They are a pretty popular item and
disappear quickly at sales, and at a good price.
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