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Posted: 3/20/2006 4:51:09 PM EDT
Won a bid at work on some scrap bubinga. One of the boards I got is a solid 2" x 19 3/4" x 15', I figured about 49 board feet. It took everything I had to get it out of the bed of the truck by myself. What would you do with a board like this?
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 4:52:23 PM EDT
you won a bid? how much did this thing cost you?

anyway, make a table out of it or something
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 4:53:55 PM EDT
Got wood?

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Link Posted: 3/20/2006 4:53:58 PM EDT
Thin cut it on a bandsaw- 1/8th inch or so and bond it to a substrate.
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 4:55:14 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Napoleon_Tanerite:
you won a bid? how much did this thing cost you?

anyway, make a table out of it or something



Grand total of 122 board feet of bubinga for $175.
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 4:55:22 PM EDT
Post pics!
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 4:55:27 PM EDT
Sell it. Put it on Ebay with the threat that if someone doesn't buy it whole you are going to cut it up and sell it in small pieces.
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 4:56:36 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 5:01:54 PM EDT
Shoot it up! If not by you, send it to Ol'Painless for the Big Board 'O' truth.
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 5:01:58 PM EDT
That would make some good counter tops
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 5:04:28 PM EDT


Link Posted: 3/20/2006 5:09:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 1Andy2:
Post pics!



Good ideas. Thanks. Here's a pic of the haul...

Link Posted: 3/20/2006 5:15:51 PM EDT
Holy CRAP! You got all that for 175 bucks!?!?

Jeez louise you made out like a bandit.

That bottom slab is GORGEOUS!

Dining room table... china cabinet... desk...

Oh yeah, AR furniture...
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 5:19:02 PM EDT
Seriously good find.

We have a bunch of timbers that are probably in the 15-18' length and are 12 inches square that people have told me are worth a couple of thousand $ a piece. They look like firewood to me, but hey, what do I know.
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 5:19:32 PM EDT
Bubinga, I just like saying it.

I saw a guy on a DIY show (maybe This Old House, but not Norm) who made an incredibly ornate mirror frame out of Bubinga. It seems like that might be a waste with the pieces you have.

Make the wife an amazing looking butcher block cutting table. Cut the long pieces into 2 inch strips to get that striped look and run them through a jointer for a perfect fit.

Bubinga
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 5:23:06 PM EDT
Cut the big one into two 7.5-foot pieces, edge join them, and make a dining room table.
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 5:23:13 PM EDT
Are you married? Cause if you are a really nice victorian style vanity made out of some of that gorgeous wood would buy you all manner of firearm purchase/new tools forgiveness.Ask me how I know.
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 5:24:59 PM EDT
turn it into a bar
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 5:27:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By von_landstuhl:
Cut the big one into two 7.5-foot pieces, edge join them, and make a dining room table.



That's one idea I was thinking also. I want try to keep it as whole as possible.
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 5:32:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TheFreepster:
turn it into a bar


Oh yeah.
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 5:37:28 PM EDT



Use it for your drawbridge.



You do have a moat, don't you?
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 5:38:51 PM EDT
seasaw!
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 5:41:32 PM EDT
What the hell is the matter with you folks???!!


That looks like a gun cabinet to me.

Kent
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 7:01:37 PM EDT
I see a lot of knife scales.
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 7:06:27 PM EDT
Beautiful! I gotta gp with bar.
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 7:10:31 PM EDT
Resawing on Band saw and planning will give you Very nice boards that you could laminate a dinning room table with
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 7:13:11 PM EDT
Give me about 6' of it for a new workbench!


Please?
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 7:21:52 PM EDT
Isn't bubinga one of the superhard woods, like purpleheart?
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 7:27:28 PM EDT
Bubinga 20 Board Feet
Regular Price: $253.00
Now Only: $222.00

That makes your haul worth about $1400!

Good one...


Link Posted: 3/20/2006 7:30:05 PM EDT
Whatever you do, be sure to think it over real good. Don't go chopping up a nice piece of wood to make something that will ultimately be rubbish.
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 7:31:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By jp_72:
Bubinga 20 Board Feet
Regular Price: $253.00
Now Only: $222.00

That makes your haul worth about $1400!

Good one...





holy hell at that rate put it on ebay
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 1:57:10 AM EDT

Originally Posted By OG10807:
Whatever you do, be sure to think it over real good. Don't go chopping up a nice piece of wood to make something that will ultimately be rubbish.



Check. Wood's not going anywhere. I'm going to carefully plan this one out.
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 7:57:08 AM EDT
Coffee Table, Matching End Tables!
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 8:03:09 AM EDT
That board is similar in shape and size to an LVL. I say cut it up into 5' lengths.
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 8:15:19 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/21/2006 8:24:57 AM EDT by jchewie]
Idea

More Ideas

It looks like your large board has some figure to it?
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 8:34:44 AM EDT
Slice the entire board to 1" thick. Take both "matching" slices and "bookmatch" them for the opposing grain look. Edge the entire 40" x 14 foot table with ebony. (or some other reallydark wood)
Then send some GOOD pics to Fine Woodworking magazine. Then put it on eBay. Then it's up to you.
Congratulations. Stay safe
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 9:57:57 AM EDT
Don't cut it up! Unless you have a specific project in mind, I would consider contacting a local "fine woodworking" shop, wood supplier or lumberyard to see if someone there is interested in taking it off your hands for a nice profit. Ebay is a good option, too!

Link Posted: 3/21/2006 10:04:32 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 11:15:23 AM EDT
Fireplace mantle
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 11:19:44 AM EDT
Toothpicks. Lots of toothpicks.
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 11:29:12 AM EDT
That would make a nice bookmatched tabletop. You could do the coffee table/end tables way also. Your idea to hang on to it and do something really nice is the best way to go though. Just seeing it on stickers says good things about what you have in mind though. Gorgeous piece of wood.
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 12:09:22 PM EDT
Holy shit. You have at least $1,000 worth of lumber there. The massive slab would probably sell for more than usual because of its size.


I can't believe you got all that for only $175. You asshole.


There are a dozen things I would build with that lumber, but as mentioned, give a lot of thought to your ideas and plan your project(s) carefully.


Check out dimarks.com for some ideas. This guy makes some incredible furniture mostly out of exotic woods.

What a steal.
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 3:21:33 PM EDT
Selling it for a profit is right out. Any money I'd make would not make me happier than making something out of it. I really like the book match table top idea. I'll keep taking pictures and post the project here as it comes together. Here's a quick shot of the grain wet...



Thanks for all the input
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