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Posts Tagged ‘outdoor wood’

Curupay: An Exotic Unlike Any other Wood

Friday, October 30th, 2009
Down in Paraguay, nothing beats an ox cart for hauling tropical logs to the mill

Down in Paraguay, nothing beats an ox cart for hauling tropical logs to the mill

In 1999 Keith, the owner of Woodworkers Source, went to Paraguay to visit a sustainable yield lumber project.  He came back with a container load of unusual woods following shortly after.

When we bring in unusual woods, it’s often with a bit of stand-back-and-wait because even though we’ve seen a sample piece (or maybe not at all), it’s often a surprising what really shows up on the truck. read more

A Dual Purpose Roll-Top Camp Table made of Ipe

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009
Roll top camp table made of Ipe wood

Roll top camp table made of Ipe wood

One of my challenges as a father of a toddler and as an avid camper is finding a table that’s a suitable size for my daughter.

I’ve tried plopping her plate on top of two stacked  Storm Cases.  The right height, but a little too shanty-like.

A few companies make a 20-ish inch high table: Byer of Maine for example.  Nice table, but just not quite what I have in mind for the ideal table.

Why not just make one? Ah yes, the great benefit of custom woodworking means you can make anything you want, just the way you want (ahem, so long as you have enough time and money, of course . . .).  So I set out to just get the job done with a simple design in mind and a perfect outdoor wood: ipe. read more