Dear Lee Valley,
I really enjoyed the article about using reclaimed wood in the
most recent newsletter (Volume
7, Issue 3). I do a lot with pallet wood. A friend of mine
works at a firm with a ton of old pallets, and I get them for
free. A lot are no better than firewood (useful for heating
my shop!), but some are really great wood.
items in the picture are just a couple of the pieces I've made
from this "junk" wood. I have to use purchased lumber
for the back posts of the rockers, but the rest is repurposed.
It's really fun discovering the beauty locked away in this stuff.
The tabletop of spalted maple was really a shocker!
Keep up the good work.
Oreland Wood Products