"It doesn't matter if it's just taking an order, and listening to the guy that's having a bad day, or recognizing that a guy is a little off because he's got things going on at home. We all have things on the inside that we may be struggling with, and just learning to care and to love and to reach out and to be a friend, and not just a business partner, but to take the relationship beyond a sales order and invoice." - Mark, NW Arkansas Manager⠀
PT II of "What does business as missions mean?"
When I asked what are some other things I could build with these reclaimed logs, it was suggested that I do business card holders. So I did 12 of them. Maybe I'll have to attend a craft show one of these days...
So... I made this for Jack, he loves it. It’s made from hardwood and the finish & paint is safe for kids in case they want to try eat it! Would anyone be interested in buying one if I made a few? How much do you think I should charge? Front bit can be painted any colour 😄
Species of the Week: Ash ⠀
Ash lumber machines well, with good performance in nailing, screwing, gluing and can be stained and polished to a very good finish. Black stained ash has experienced several successful fashion cycles in furniture.⠀
The wood dries fairly easily with minimal degrade. With good stability there is not much movement in performance. Ash veneer laminates well to board materials. Ash is not resistant to heartwood decay and the heartwood is moderately resistant to preservative treatment, but the sapwood is permeable. This makes ash very suitable for being thermally modified, as has now been proven through its widespread use for decking, cladding, worktops and garden furniture.⠀
Ash wood has very good overall strength properties relative to its weight. It has excellent shock resistance, which takes some of the pain from those using hand tools and sports equipment, such as baseball bats. It steam bends very well, so is a favourite of furniture makers and hobbyists. Being very hard, stable when dry and easy to finish and stain, it is ideal for furniture and flooring.⠀
Info pulled from: americanhardwood.org⠀
Image: Peninsula Square Cocktail Table by Bassett Furniture ⠀
Not your average milling job, and ended up being a bit of a brain scratcher, but it definitely produced some really amazing pieces!⠀
Naomi McIntosh came to us with small firewood size blocks of cherry from a fallen tree in her garden, a bit of birch and we had some burr elm lumps to add into the mix. She wanted to see if we could get very thin slices from them 3mm or less.⠀
After working out how to attach and clamp them to the mill we managed to produces nearly a 100 thin slices for her to lazer cut into shapes to use in making the most amazing jewellery and wall art, have a look at the link to her website; it really is beautiful. Great to be able to play a very small part in helping Naomi with her projects. ⠀
@naomi_mcintosh www.naomimcintosh.com #sawmill#artist#jewelry#elm#burr#craft#woodwork#hardwood#wood#woodcraft#speyside#logie#scotland
From tree to floor
The grain of White Oak (Quercus alba) is similar to that of Red Oak. It also has clearly visible growth rings. In colour, it varies from pale cream beige to a greyish brown. The colour change of White Oak is moderate and it becomes slightly amber in hue over time. This wood has a Janka hardness rating of 1360. Canadian made.
Continuing education is extremely important to all of us here at Mac Davis Flooring. 👩🎓 👨🎓 That is why we are especially excited to bring this @aianational Credited Course “Advanced Wood Flooring for Architects” to our Osterville & Nantucket showrooms. 🌳 Here is a view from this morning’s session in our Osterville Showroom. We will have another session today at 4pm in Osterville and tomorrow (10/18) at 2pm we will have a session in our Nantucket Showroom. ✨ Thank you to everyone who made this event possible! ✨
Stavparkett i ek och natursortering från @horningfloor i dimensionerna 16x68x408mm.
Efter installation så slipas golvet upp till 120korn.
När golvet är slipat så gör jag tre olika prover på nyanser av vit för kunden att välja mellan.
Nothing says classic and timeless like hardwood flooring. While it may not come to mind for a child’s bedroom, hardwood can be a great option for a variety of reasons. It is durable, and it will stand the test of time. You can add a rug to insert a pop of color, and know that when your toddler becomes a teenager, you can quickly update the décor with a new rug.
Winston approved... 😸 @litmusindustries
Winston inspecting today's work on the live edge pecan and steel bar tables for the new @moonshinegrill Avery Ranch location opening soon!
Thanks, as always, to @berdollsawmill for the awesome slabs.
Design and fabrication by @litmusindustries