I needed some oak today for the drawer bottom for my box.
Something in the range of 7″ wide, 22″ long. So I went out to the collection of oak bolts in the yard to get something to work with.
I picked out a few panels; and brought them in to rough-plane them. These had split so well they needed little hewing. Here’s some…
But the problem? Most of the stuff I had on hand was too wide! That almost never happens – it’s usually quite the opposite. The narrow one in the photo above is almost 10″ wide at the bottom end…
the wide ones are over 15″ wide and flat – great stock. (thanks, MD for setting me up with it…) –
I’ll save these for the rear panels to a wainscot chair I have to make. Like this:
Most of the time, I don’t have such wide stock; the one above was similar width, but quartersawn, not riven. You can make a wainscot chair w 2 panels & a muntin too –
to make such a chair, see https://pfollansbee.wordpress.com/book-dvds/
Now I have to go find some narrower oak.