Miscellaneous Shop Products

It was not uncommon for planing mills of the past to make simple furnishings during the Winter. My place is no different. Since the shop is set up for old time millwork, sheet stock (plywood, particle board) is not welcome and everything has to be made from I suppose is best to call “natural” fiber wood.

California liquor cabinet, a sink cabinet, and a pantry.

Tables. The heavier tops in the back are work tables. All second growth.

In front is a rare Fir defect from the men at the mill who save weird boards when they run by. We call it “Spotted Richard”. It makes an interesting top.

Behind that a Golden Chinkapin edition an experiment in using wood for which chips are the only market. For the save the environment constituency.

Behind that a FSC cert fir top with salvaged old growth legs.

Simple user tables with some interesting features.


Planing mills also ran silo, pipe, and tub stock. The lineal footage cut to length and folded into tubs. The same was done to make columns.








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