So I'm a beginner woodworker. I'm going the route of handtools (I've
obtained Bailey 4, 5, 6, and 8 Planes from the Ebay and chisels and
saws from Japan WW). I'm building a workbench of the Good, Fast,
Cheap variety (http://www.terraclavis.com/bws/beginners.htm ), which I
began last night.
I've recently obtained (for free) a few hundred + square feet of ~7/8"
thick heart of pine lumber that was milled and used as tongue and
groove flooring in one of the local schmancy houses (I'm in St.
Louis). The boards vary from 8" to 14" wide, most are under 4' but
there are 6' and 8' boards and a dozen or less are over 10'. They all
have been milled on the 'underside' with what appears to be 1/16"
steps (like this: __--__--__ ). The topsides are untouched.
So my question is what would this stuff be good for other than
flooring (if anything)? I was thinking I could layout a smallish
sub-floor in my newly annexed shop (read: my old garage) so I could
putter around my workbench on wood, but I was hoping to make some
cabinetry out of it, like a changing table for a baby, a kitchen
table, perhaps a tall-thin cupboard like Norm just built (I can't
remember the name he used for it).
Thanks for any help and ideas you all might have!