I don't know how I missed this thread, or the fact that we are from the same town! I wish I would have caught it earlier... I have a jointer, and would have been more than happy to help you square up the walnut stock!
Your renovation came out amazing, and judging by what looks like heart pine I saw in some of your pictures, I'm curious as to where this house is located. Downtown? Wagner Terrace? Either way, it looks incredible. Job well done.
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