A View of My Quilt Life

Friday, September 2, 2016

Non-Fabric Fiber Stash Enhancement

That's an interesting title, isn't it? Well, sit right back and you'll hear a tale.

Some time ago...okay, a YEAR ago... I found the set of vintage Singer treadle machine legs. 

The DH was going to make me a version of this bookcase.

The delay came about in the hunt for just the right wood. I wanted some besides pine, thicker than 1 inch, without breaking the bank. And I liked the look of live edge wood. Add in DH's back problems and here we are a year later.

On my recent trip, I was fortunate to find a Wood Guy! He's conveniently located 15 minutes from the Michigan house, where he mills, dries and sells all local wood.  No retail markup - just great quality wood, both live edge thick slices (about 1.5 to 2 inches thick) and dimensional lumber (1 inch thick by various widths and lengths.  It was like being in a quilt shop for woodworkers.  Wood Guy usually has cherry, maple and walnut in stock.  Other species occasionally make an appearance, and he did have some cedar on hand.

I scored 2 beautiful live edge thick slabs of cherry, about 16 feet in total length, cut into 4 sections.

Wood Guy also gave me a great deal on this lovely hunk of walnut for the DH to play around with.

I was so thrilled to find this resource for my budding woodworker, that the DH & I drove back out to Michigan on Saturday to pick up some stash wood for a few projects he's planning. Now to handle the refinishing of the legs so he can get going on my Singer bookcase.

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