New York brother was here. There was a timber beam slab under the bed that used to be his, been there for 30 years! All finished but quite dirty. I told him I would give him $50 for it. He said I could have it, he hadn't seen it in 30 years and doesn't miss it! He made it along with the table slabs for Dad's living room end tables. This one just got shoved under the bed.
I've cleaned it up quite nicely with Old English polish. Now to find some industrial metal legs for it. It's 14" wide at one end and 22" wide at the other. 2" thick and 40" long. The light spots are light glare.
Post by SpringRain on Feb 10, 2019 22:56:20 GMT -5
Uh oh...walnut has raised an issue I've been mulling over for a few weeks. My father has a large walnut tree by his house that I've wanted to take down b/c it's an expressway for the local squirrels. Now that I do have the opportunity to cut the tree down, I've been trying to tell myself that I'm in no position to save all the wood, cure it, and make crafts out of it. There's no room in the garage to store and cure it. I'd have to buy a chain saw to cut it as it's too big to hand cut with straight cuts. But I have to give it up. So what's a walnut lover to do??
Mumsey, and I'm envious of your walnut slab; it's a beauty.
SpringRain, Someone might at least pay you for the wood as well as take it down. Black walnut is an expensive and desirable wood!
So Dad called yesterday. "Did you take that slab of walnut?" "Yup I did, D gave it to me." Dad says "it was mine", laughing. "M says it belonged to D" I said. Dad says "I gave it to him a long time ago." "Then it's not yours!" I said. Then he said "The legs for it are in the basement if you want those".
I'm really set on metal industrial style legs, but I'll look at them.
Found the legs for the walnut slab. Dad and I went down and dug them out. This is what they will look like on the table if I choose to use them. And I probably will. Dad is a kook. He said "those are worth $20 apiece." I said "put it towards 4 hours of last years' garden work." He laughed. I took them home.