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Project by Hillbilly2664 posted 09-24-2009 02:53 AM 2067 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

They tore down my grandfather’s barn so I got some of the wood and put it to use. I don’t usually build anything but outdoor furniture but wanted to use some of it around the house. I also made my sister an old fashioned jelly cabinet.

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#1 posted 09-24-2009 03:53 AM

” I also made my sister an old fashioned jelly cabinet.”

What was she before?


Beautiful project. I happen to love that distressed barn wood look. It doesn’t work for /every/ application, but ….

My brother uses the wood to make art display/”shadow” boxes—often highlighting his exceptional black and white photos of dilapidated old barns. That’s also a great look.

Nicely done!

-- -- Neil

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#2 posted 09-24-2009 05:05 PM

Some people spend a lot of time trying to make wood look distressed. I think you found the easy solution… Start with already distressed wood.

Cool desk.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#3 posted 09-25-2009 01:50 AM

Looks great!
I love old barn wood.

-- Rick, Pa. Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.

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