i made 4 counter height barstools. the bases are made of gum that i bought green and cheap and then dried myself. it lived up to reputation and did a fair amount of moving while drying. i didn't need long lengths so i managed.
i didn't intend to paint them but didnt like the color of the gum...
I have an ad on craigslist for rough sawn air dried outside lumber with many more pictures there. Lots of ash, maple, poplar. A little less oak. The best lumber is cherry. No walnut...
I just applied stain to my ash toppers for a farmhouse bed and noticed a lot of spots in the wood. There was nothing wrong with the application as my other pieces turned out fine. But this thick piece has spots all over it. Any idea what it is and how I can fix it?