Rustic Reclaimed BarnWood Barstools w Reclaimed Tin

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Project by SawDustnSplinters posted 01-17-2010 02:02 AM 7547 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Rustic Reclaimed BarnWood Barstools w Reclaimed Tin, these colud also be end tables, plant stands, etc…

These are some of my latest items I have made from wood I reclaimed from a very old barn a couple of months ago before it became too cold. Sun finally came out today after two days of non-stop cold damp rain, had to dry these in front of the woodburning stove last night. Too date I have made a couple of big Ranch signs, a couple of barnwood beds, alot of x-brace farm style benches. I made a jig for 26” high stools and one for 30” high stools to help assemble and cut the two sides of an isoceles triangle, I assemble one side in the jig, set the saw blade for 5 degrees (Left-Tilt), cut the top, flip the whole assembly in the jig and cut the bottom at an opposing 5 degrees. I left my stops in the jig a little loose so I can stand the two done sides in the grooves at the right angles to each other and glue and screw the remaining rungs to bring all sides together. So it sets flat on the floor and sets flat against the underside of the top at the right angles.

I built a little frame or lip out of 3/4×3/4 strips of barnwood around the inside of the bottom rungs and cut some 12.5” x 12.5” squares out of the old rusty tin of the barn, wirebrushed the tin a little, and painted a texas flag on one and just a clear coat on the plain piece, attached these to the underside of my frame with small metal screws. I used 3, 4.5 inch planks on the seat bordered by 1” x 1 and 5/8” to an overall comfortable 15” seat. All the legs and rungs are 1.5” x 1.5” material. I finished the stools with water based polyacrylic as I like to use it on barnwood, leave the natural colors. I think in the future I may paint some collegiate emblems on the tin like for my state that would be UT, Texas Tech, Texas AM, etc..

Thanx for lookin…

-- Frank, Dallas,TX , , “I have a REALLY BIG chainsaw”

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#1 posted 01-17-2010 08:16 AM

Nothin don’t look better with a real flag on it. ;-)
Nice project.

-- Jim

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#2 posted 01-17-2010 10:44 PM

great recycling


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#3 posted 01-30-2010 05:38 AM

Have always loved the look of the reclaimed barnwood. Looks great

-- " I do what the vioces in my head tell me to do...HAHA"

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#4 posted 01-30-2010 05:39 AM

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#5 posted 02-11-2010 03:53 AM

ya Done Texas Proud,salute pard!

-- BarnwoodBARNEY Texas USA

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