I’ve been working on some workbench tops for the new shop.
I was amazed to find curly maple hiding under the shoddy varnish and stain that this desk came with. I picked it up a few years ago for $10.. Looking at it closer now… it seems to have solid cherry and beech drawers! I guess I’ll have to go ahead and remove the finish from the entire thing now…
II’ll also be making a benchtop for a more traditional woodworking bench. The lumber was reclaimed from my grandfathers old workbench. Some of the pieces still have his name stenciled on, which I’ll be preserving.
Seeing the wood emerge from under the layers of grime and paint was a really great feeling!