Wall made of reclaimed hornbeam parquet.

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Project by Ihor posted 12-13-2015 11:53 PM 1185 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Few month ago I bought for $7 old hornwood parquet from guy who’s flooring was flooded. I decided to make a wall out of it in my bedroom.
It took long time to finish this project and many work hours.
Wall is constracted of ovet 6,000 puzzle-pieces. The size of the wall is 105inX63in (267cmX161cm).
I didn’t have miter saw so I used my small tile cutter with blade to cut wood. However the blade was not good and it was burning one side of my puzzle-pieces. I liked that unexpected effect, and decided to use it.
Because parquet was old and flooded, planks were different in size. That’s why I had large cracks between pieces. I tried mixture of sawdust and glue to fill the cracks , but I didn’t like it so I used one from the store.
I finnished it with polyurethane, as the best option that available to me at the moment.

P.S. This project is posted from the phone, and for some reason pictures are turned 90 degrees.

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#1 posted 12-14-2015 04:54 AM

I like it. Great use of throw away wood…but why would anyone want to throw it away when it can be used by someone like yourself.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#2 posted 12-14-2015 02:04 PM

Very cleaver turning it on end to give it the puzzle effect

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#3 posted 12-14-2015 07:35 PM

Very creative! I never would have thought of tongue and groove boards as puzzle pieces.

Just a safety tip, though – your cutting setup looks ripe for some dangerous kick-back. Rather than trapping the cut-off between the blade and fence, clamp a block to the fence ahead of the blade, and push through with your miter gauge. Saftey first!

-- To every complex problem, there is a solution that is simple, elegant, and completely wrong.

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