Finally, summer is gone, my winterizing chores are done and I get to build something. First up, I'm going to be building a Roubo Split Top Bench from the BenchCrafted plans via The Woodwhisperer Guild winter build. I have some phenomenal hardware on the way, also from BenchCrafted. Today, I went over to the warehouse and brought home some very old friends.
These old joists and timber frame members were bought over 15 years ago from a guy that had already been storing them for about twenty years. They were taken during a deconstruction of a 100 plus year old barn in eastern Oregon. I'm thinking they might be dry enough to work already. As you can see, old growth red fir has some very tight growth rings! I can't wait to clean these ladies up!!
Stay tuned for updates!! THIS is gonna be fun!
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