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This page is about our process. We make all our items from reclaimed, recycled, upcycled, used and new white woods. White woods in this case are white spruce, white pine and white fir. All of these woods will hold a glue seam well as well as take stains very well. They all have nice grains that stains will compliment. Our wood comes from contractors building and remodeling homes and also from people who tear down barns, houses and buildings as well as many other places that simply throw wood out. Most of our wood starts like as a 2x6 plank. These generally come to us in 8 ft and 10 ft lengths. As you may know wood like this is not straight or flat. We have to process the wood to make it nice enough for making the things we do.

To do that we first select the pieces that are not warped or twisted. We will run those pieces through a thickness planer. The pieces start out at 1&1/2" thick and 5&1/2" wide. We run them through the planer and it takes off 1/64" per pass. We run it through 4 passes. This makes it now 1&3/8" thick. Now we have a piece that it pretty darn flat. However it still needs more before we can make your furniture with it. We next cut one side off to make it 5&1/4" wide. So now we have a flat top and bottom and one very straight side. Next we cut off the other side at 5" for most pieces, which makes for a piece that is now a pretty good rectangle.

For clothing racks we make the base from two pieces that are 5" wide and one that is 3&3/4" wide. For coffee tables the maximum width we use 4 pieces that are 4&7/8" to 5" wide. This makes for a piece that is 19&3/4" to 20" wide. Then we clamp the pieces down to a table and to each other with glue in between the edges. We let it dry overnight. Now understand a properly glued joint will be stronger than the surrounding wood. If you tried to break it or tear it the piece would not break or tear on the seam.


So next we run this blank piece through the planer again 5 times. Once at the same height as the wood from before and then 4 more times at 1/64" each time. Now we end up with a piece that is 1&1/4" finished final thickness. The next step is to cut the blank to the correct length and of needed to the correct width. Next we mark and drill any holes for casters and/or base flanges. Next we sand the piece with 60 grit, 120 grit and finally 220 grit, beveling all edges and corners. Next we stain the piece to order and let it dry overnight. Next comes one coat of matte clear lacquer. Then two coats on the top side. Let that dry and then sand again with 220 again and a final smooth coat of lacquer.


We let the piece dry for several hours or overnight. Then we carefully package the item and send it off to you.



Thanks, Michael White


 
 
 









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