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My name is Phil Lincoln and I live in Anchorage Alaska. I have been an avid woodworker since shop in high school. I have about an 850 sf. detached shop to work in. This summer I drove down to the states to haul back an enclosed trailer. I ended up bringing back some hard wood from Indiana to work with. The guy I bought my dried lumber from also let me pick through his piles. I ended up picking a bunch of really nice stuff, much of which had character. I enjoy working with wood that has character. Things like Spalding, pin knots and color variations. Anyway I also came across several 6” X 8” X 8’ solid oak beams locally that I had re-sawn recently and now have 98 five quarter boards to use up as well.

I am hoping to build a few things from the oak like a dining room table, coffee table and a liquor cabinet. I have two questions for you guys out there. One I am wondering what moisture content to use the red oak at and also looking for plans anyone might have or know of for a liquor cabinet.

I'm looking forward to the forum!
Phil
 

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Welcome to the board. You might want to break your questions off and ask them in the general discussion area. Me personally I like it down at 8 to 10 percent. It depends alot on the relative humidity of the area that you are going to keep it in. The biggest thing is don't let the relative humidity vary alot.
 

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Great to have you here Phil.

One of our moderators on ContractorTalk.com and DIYChatroom.com is from Anchorage. I'll have to let him know your here. He's in the flooring biz.
 

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Welcome Phil,

Great to have you. Lookin' forward to some Alsakan woodworking pictures......:thumbsup:
 
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