Hi there, the wife and I were at one of these scratch and dent
furniture warehouses, and I saw a bunch of table tops stacked in a
corner, I asked and they were going for $40 each. Well I found one
that was two 34"x44" sections with 2 15" leafs, plus a bunch of the
support/trim pieces. It was definatly solid wood, but had some pretty
thick cherry stain on it, so I couldn't exactly tell what it was, but
I went ahead and got it, figuring it was a steal just for the wood.
Got it home, unscrewed all the hardware and trim pieces, took the belt
sander to a piece, and here's what it looks like:
The flash made it look redder than in real life, the bottom pic is
without the flash and pretty close to the true color of the wood.
I'm no wood expert, and I'm pretty new to woodworking, I've only
worked with Red Oak, Poplar, and Mahogany before. I'm pretty sure
it's not cherry, I'm thinking alder or maybe ash, any expert opinions?
Anyway, this stuff is about 15/16" material, and I was planning on
using it for the face frame and raised panel doors for a computer
armoire I'm building out of birch ply. Any catches to look out for?
The whole thing will be stained, so I think I can get the woods to
match. Anyone ever make doors thicker than 3/4"? I don't have a
planer, so I'm planning just to use it as is after it's stripped and
sanded. I'll just have to custom do the rails and stiles, which I was
planning on anyway because I don't have a heafty enough router, and
don't want to shell out the bucks for an expensive rail/stile bit set