Which Wood – OAK

Oak is known for it’s strength, which reminds me of a line in a movie…

Is your word stronger than oak? Matt Cushman’s isn’t! Ok, enough about that … back on topic.

We see oak chosen quite often in cabinetry and furniture projects.  It’s heavy (visually and literally), great for flooring also.

Oak Wood

Qsawn White Oak

Our cutting board designs have been a hit in oak – which I wasn’t sure about – until I saw the first one.

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Our Wendy in Red Oak

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The Preston and The Kelly

Re-introducing the Preston, with a twist!  Small routed notches to make this larger cutting board easier to pick up.  Radius corners as before and routed drip edge, just on one side.

Shown in reclaimed white oak, quite the character in these!

Until I see the Maple-Walnut Preston, the all walnut is my favorite!
Now, introducing the Kelly, shown in rustic cherry, I LOVE it!

Same size as the Preston, 16″ x 22″ x 1 1/8″ with the routed details and a pond.  Made for our friend Kelly.

The Preston & The Kelly Cutting Boards
are usually made to order.

Update, our Kelly is 7 weeks old, 5/5/14, look at the depth of color, I love it. 

Something New

Bud made this serving tray out of an old shipping pallet. Crazy huh?
 
Let’s take a look at how he did it!

First, cut up an old shipping pallet….really?

Yes, that’s how it started.  The hickory (we at least think it’s hickory) is looking pretty good.  One clamped up and one ready to be be cut to length.

Looks like we are making 2 and the pieces are coming together nicely.

Test fit, very important.

Bottom needs to be trimmed, then we are almost done.  

Ready for finish, starting with the bottom.
What a difference a little Watco Danish Oil makes!
Something new from something old, Voila!
Reclaimed Hickory Serving Tray 11 1/2″ x 18 1/2″
Cheers!