i'm building my new organ using Wood from the Hood!
According to their site, most trees that are cut down within cities end up in landfills. At Wood from the Hood, they want to put a stop to that!
I'm (finally) working on my new organ console, which you can read about at the links below:
Currently, my organ is very wobbly. I took off most of the support on the front, set it up high on cinder blocks, then removed most of the screws holding it together. Overall, it's an accident waiting to happen and it's very ugly (in my humble opinion).
Here are some recent pictures of it:
It's not pretty, but it's (barely) functional.
My awesome cousin built that beautiful bench you see in the picture. Now it's my turn to make a console worthy of it!
that's where Wood from the Hood comes in
I looked for sources of hardwood near TC Maker, my favorite makerspace:
And I was very happy to find Wood from the Hood!
For the uninitiated, all of their wood comes from within the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. They mill it in house to make slabs, dimensional lumber, and everything in-between. They particularly specialize in live-edge pieces, and they take commissions to do some amazing work around the Twin Cities. Check out their gallery here:
It's a really neat place!
Even better, the employee who helped me choose my lumber was astounding. His name is Bill. He immediately asked if I need help (which I really, really did since I've never built furniture before), then he walked me through choosing a species of wood, the dimensions I need, and how to calculate this strange unit of measure called "board feet." I really like Bill and Wood from the Hood should be happy to have him.
From here, it's on to the makerspace!
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