In processing the lumber for my marquetry press, two of the shorter components ended up unusable. Too many nails.
The simple solution would be to pick up some green construction lumber at the local yard. So I did. Cheap, fast, easy.
Check out the difference in growth rings. The reclaimed wood, from a 100 year old barn has fine, tight growth rings. While the piece I picked up today is very coarse and has less than 1/4 of the growth rings per inch.
I can probably use the new wood, but I don’t like the look of it. I’m going to try gluing up some of the scraps instead.