This just might be one of my favorite projects we have worked on. 8” wide plank “live sawn” white oak floor! These customers came to us with the idea of wanting a live sawn floor. Live sawing is cutting straight through the log only turning it once and sawing through the pith, ultimately using the entire log. With this method you get plain sawn, rift sawn and quarter sawn fleck. This provides a lot of beautiful character. I’m looking forward to seeing this floor after it is finished! #hardwoodflooring#livesawn#wideplank#rustic#diy#whiteoak#woodworking#wood
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Just installed this almost 26’ long bedroom dresser we built in the shop. Rift cut white oak with a Rubio Silver Gray finish. Doors and drawers have a 45° chamfer on the top to eliminate the need for hardware.
Project #navyyardreno with @eleveninteriors
This is the entrance door to the mud room of our house. The idea for the tapered stiles on either side of the glass came from an historic house over in Washington County, an old stagecoach inn that survived the French and Indian War. It has a cupboard door with that detail. I extended the idea to the panels.
The door frame is White Oak, exterior panels White Pine from the original board and batten siding I put up on our house, and the interior panels Hemlock sawed and milled from the hewn Hemlock timbers used on the house frame. There is a core of foil-faced insulation board sandwiched between the interior and exterior panels.
I sandblasted the exterior surface of the frame.
Yesterday I spent some time with my brother, Jesse of White Oak Timberframe working on the finishing touches of some XL feathers. Jesse is an artist himself, of the historical Timberframe variety. He has a pile of "scraps" that are legit gold for me in this body of work! Solid oak timber cut from his very own property, couldn't ask for a more fitting way to complete a piece (unless maybe it was stone from my other brother, Jeremy of @jbrownmasonry 😉) This hand planer is a BEAST, I cleaned up one piece but had to hand it off to the professional. Can't wait to share the finished product!
I spent the whole day gluing little pieces of wood together to make big pieces. Tomorrow will be a day of shaping, sanding and filling. This will eventually be the top to a 9’ dining table that will accompany the bench I’m working on.
The wood yard is bustling!
Turns out our big oaks are too big for the turners mill to handle.
Thankfully Tom lent us his brand new Volvo to sort the pile and pick out the smaller logs. Doing what we can with this mill and a monster mill is coming later on the week thanks to the J-Team.
Big thanks to Joe, Glen, David and Angus for volunteering some muscle today!