Looks like politicianwood to me - can't decide what it wants to look
like, tries to be all things to all people, and every time you cut a new
board from it you get a different shading. Its main characteristics are
extreme weakness and poor workability. Best suited for firewood.
What extra information? It seems to be a counter top which was made by edge
gluing boards of various kinds together.
You may find someone at a cabinet shop who would sell something like that.
Otherwise, just get the wood and get to gluing.
On 8 Nov 2006 10:26:23 -0800, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
www.craft-art.com will make you something like that for a bunch of
money. Well actually I do not know how expensive it is. They glue
stuff together, plane it and sand it, cnc route it, finish sand and
finish it. Dusty shop they have but the finish room is clean enough to
get a nice finish. A computer account of mine.
Inhomogeneity...? The heterogeneous natures of the wood could cause
some issues with the natural expansion and contraction wood experiences
with the normal changes in humidity. Wood species have different
coefficients of expansion, also dependent on how the wood is oriented.
If you used the same wood species in each row there shouldn't be a
problem beyond the usual with those sort of glue ups.
I don't know of any source for such a conglomeration of woods.
Non-matched "scrap" woods litter...errr, grace every woodworker's shop.
Giving one an excuse to use some of it up and earn some money would
probably be well received.
This is not a true end grain, old meat market type butcher block,
but Formica has sold that pattern as butcher block for over a
score of years. It is probably edge grain maple which can run to
I hope this helps. There are some people who make counters of old
bowling alley lanes. Same/similar effect.
There are several manufacturers and sources of workbench tops.
Grainger's is one that sells hardwoood tops.
Keep the whole world singing. . . .
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