Barn Board Mirror

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Project by Ryan posted 07-31-2015 03:40 PM 1181 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve had these barn boards lying around for the past couple years from my great grandmother’s 100+ year old round barn that collapsed a several years ago. I wasn’t sure what to do with them, but I got inspired by a barn board mirror project that I found on Lumber Jocks ( and decided to build something similar.

The back boards are wide tongue and groove siding boards that I tied together with 1×2s on the back. The mirror is held in place by trim pieces with a rabbet for the mirror to sit in. I added a decorative shelf made from the remaining trim and put in two hooks for some practicality. It will be hung on the wall using a French cleat.

I’m fairly new to woodworking and this is my first post on Lumber Jocks. It was also my first “rustic” project and I enjoyed being able to freestyle the design, but the barn boards did give me a little bit of trouble (they came off a 100+ year old round barn so they weren’t exactly straight). I’m really happy with the way it came out and I’m glad that I was able to put part of the old barn to use.

-- Ryan, Atlanta, GA

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#1 posted 07-31-2015 05:26 PM

I love that rustic style! This is totaly natural antient look.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 07-31-2015 11:33 PM

I like the use of the reclaimed wood, solid project, turned out nicely!

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