And Dewey Is Off!!!
Called around today and got a great price on lumber. I am using QSWO and I got it for just 9.49 bdft...
Ok not really but that was the first quote. I couldn't believe it. I had found it for 5.50 earlier but I waited to long and alas, it was gone when I got ready to purchase.
Back to the drawing board, I called one local supplier and was quoted 9.49 bdft. I almost vomited, thanked him for his time, and promptly dialed the next number. Next supplier had plenty for 6.00 bdft... ok, now we are talking.
I got 30 bdft of 4/4 QSWO, 20 bdft of 6/4 QSWO, and 10 bdft of flat sawn white oak.
I got home tonight and unloaded it onto my bench. I will post pics to my album as Gary Z. did.
Also, I was asked earlier about how I plan to do the slats via M&T joinery or with spacers. I am trying to be as traditional as I possibly can with the build on this so the answer (for now) is M&T. It will be a lot of tenons so it may wind up more than I want to take on. Time will tell.
One thing the group will learn about me is, I tend to change my mind on how I build things many times throughout a project, even with plans.
Sometimes this is to make things easier and sometimes to please my tastes. Not too many of the "please my tastes" options wind up the easier way, but they usually make Dewey a whole lot happier in the end.
I will waiver from the plans form time to time and I will document when I do and whether it paid off. Creekers will be the judge as to the end result. Even though, the chair will not look radically different from the rest.
Hey, Walt said there are no rules!
"Everything is better with Inlay or Marquetry!"