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Old Bed: Restoration or New Projects?

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We are in the process of downsizing and my wife has an old bed (150 yrs?) that we have moved with us multiple times. It's decision time regarding it's final fate. Structurally, it is in bad shape and would take major restoration to actually use it. I know where I am on this, but would be interested in the wisdom of this crowd.

Options are:

1) Full restoration to usable state - I will not do this, would have to hire someone.
2) Try to sell it. Have no idea if anyone would want it.
3) Give it away. (but I like the wood....)
4) Chop it up into it's usable parts and make keepsake items for the family.

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I cleaned up some of the wood with mineral spirits, as you can see it is gorgeous. Likely walnut, I'm guessing, although I did see a board (uncleaned) that looked like mahogany.


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Mail Order Lumber Supplier

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Hi Folks.

Years ago, I used to get cherry lumber shipped in due to not having a supplier near me. I am now in a different location and once again, no hardwood suppliers near me.

Is there a general preferred vendor you folks have used to mail order lumber? Any recommendations?

Thank you in advance!

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Lil Thanksgiving holiday project. Poker chip trays

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Our middle daughter's roommate is getting into playing poker and he asked if I could build some chip trays.

Main body is pine and the end caps are mahogany.

All scraps from the bin.

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