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.