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Project by toxicoval56 posted 04-05-2015 03:47 PM 2192 views 7 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Similar to the credenza I made earlier, this same friend wanted some more pieces built from his grandfathers fallen barn. I built these two identical bookcases as a result. He provided the rough dimensions to fit on either side of his TV in an upstairs family room. I added a crown molding made of a natural edge board that was in the pile. That turned out to be one of the things that he and others noticed the most. While barn wood may be popular, I would not suggest using barn wood that has been on the ground and under piles of brush for several years. It was very difficult to work but he was happy so I guess I am as well. Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 04-05-2015 06:13 PM

Really do like the way you incorporated the rough sawn pieces into the finished pieces, and that crown moulding is certainly rustic. Hope you didn’t find any hardware the hard way.

-- Greg, No. Cal. - "Gaudete in Domino Semper"

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#2 posted 04-06-2015 12:33 AM

Anytime I see work like this using old material it brings joy to my heart.
Anyone else would toss this beautiful lumber out or even worse BURN it.
Yes it takes a bit of extra work, the outcome is always OUTSTANDING.
Your rough saw marks, the stain you choose ALL enhance the beauty of older lumber.
Really nice to see people doing this more and more.
Thanks for sharing.

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#3 posted 04-06-2015 12:18 PM

Gr8 builds and always nice to see re-cycling at its best

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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