Small engine shop in town just got in their shipment of large riding mowers. I was able to get some of the shipping crates. The bottom skids were six boards 5' long and four boards 7' long so fairly easy to take apart and not a ton of nails. Don't know what kind of wood but some type of hardwood. Kinda looks like popular.
I doubled up the 2x4's for the legs after running thru the plane and notched for the rails. Used 3/4 plywood for the top and doubled it on the outside of the frame. Cut the trim from the 2x4's as well.
Salt and Pepper grinders.. I usually put The stuff I make at the guild....These didn't make it pass the wife.....have to make more anyway, people been asking when I was going to start making these...BTW these are turned from Lace Wood...
Picked up a nice walnut crotch on the cheap and made a jewelry box. Lid frame and interior dividers are curly maple. Carcase is hard maple with walnut trim. Finished using shellac. Drawer pull is a finger relief from the underside. Box measures approximately 12½" w x 10¼" d x 7½" t.
I just completed my first attempt at making real household furniture. I have always liked the Mission Style so I tackled making a queen size bed. This was my first attempt at mortise and tenon joinery. After much practice and set up time I got the hang of it; 22 in total! I used solid oak, again a first for me. I learned early on it will burn if you are not quick enough on the saws. I also discovered I have a moderate allergy to oak so protection became a must early on. Good ol' Norm Abrams was on my mind throughout the project. I recalled all his TV how to show; where he talked us through the various woodworking techniques. Glad I watched, and learned!