I spent the morning staining a mailbox I made to match the shutters and door moldings, then starting redoing the wood piles.
I decided in the spring, Im going to start some furniture builds, and I really want to go with Mahogany, but know Im getting low on it.
so I called my wood guy, and although he wasnt sure how much he had to sell, he told me to come on by.
Good day, my son was off today, I forced him to go. Hes gettin too big to be daddys helper and since he now earns more then me, he feels this type of manual labor is not worthy of his time, yeah, Id smack him silly if he said no. His old man needs the assistance these days unfortunately.
So I get there, hes asking me do I want Basswood? Alder, maple, pine, ash, hes got tons of white stuff, but I really only wanted mahogany or cherry(he never has cherry)
He found a nice 10 inch 16 footer of cherry, then I asked him if he had any wide boards of mahogany, and hootchie momma!!!! I got me some 25-26 inch wide,by almost 27 feet long, some 18 inches by 20 feet.(and even though alot of it is almost 6/4 thick, its all counted as 4/4 with him.
Then I had to break my own heart, and realized I couldnt transport these big boys in my pickup so he had to cut them down. We both had to hoist those big boys onto the Altendorf slider. (what a machine)
I dont know if he cares to have his picture taken, so I just blanked him out in one shot. Alot of clamping to hold that big boy down.
Dont know where Im going to keep it all but Im working on it.
My prices were just incredible, I counted it all up when I got home. Just fabulous, and I know some boards are checked. I was more than compensated