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Milled lumber cabinets


PapaTango
PapaTango
PapaTango
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In the summer of 2014, I saw a man was having Pine trees taken down from his garden and I asked if I could buy some. He said not but would gladly deliver them for free!

Too good for firewood I decided to use a chainsaw-mill to make boards and air-dry in the yard.

Two years later, I was able to use the 25 and 20mm boards and create a whole garage wall of cabinets, after working out the lengths & widths available from various trees.

I've never built anything like this from entirely virgin timber before and even though some boatds twisted from drying, I'm rather pleased with the results.

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  • Very cool. I've been working with rough lumber from my Father-In-Law's Saw Mill for years, but never have I made the wood by chainsaw myself. Great thinking and enjoy your cabinets.
    By mrpip, on May 14, 2016
    • Thank you for the encouragement. I am very much an amateur in all things woodwork and only started considering it since moving from England to my location now, NY. I've had to learn so many things about chainsaws, mills, drying technique and then everything associated with tools and techniques in woodworking, but it has been an absorbing journey and each subsequent project becomes more challenging!
      By PapaTango, on May 14, 2016

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Milled lumber cabinets

by PapaTango
May 12, 2016

In the summer of 2014, I saw a man was having Pine trees taken down from his garden and I asked if I could buy some. He said not but would gladly deliver them for free! Too good for firewood I decided to use a chainsaw-mill to make boards and air-dry in the yard. Two years later, I was able to use the 25 and 20mm boards and create a whole garage wall of cabinets, after working out the lengths & widths available from various trees. I've never built anything like this from entirely virgin timber before and even though some boatds twisted from drying, I'm rather pleased with the results.