Chest made for old roof boards

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Project by lrob posted 01-22-2018 02:06 AM 974 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another Recycling project. This one was made of old roof boards. I needed a new roof for the main house and when they got to the pine roof boards the contractor said he had to take out some and replace them with new boards. They were going to put the boards in the dumpster and I said save them out and maybe I could re purpose them. Well after pulling out most of the square nails I planned a few that I could save down and made this chest.
My house was built in 1897 so these board were pretty dry and cracked. I have a helical head carbide insert planner, which was a good thing because I planed a lot of nails. Because they were old Iron cut nails the planner didn’t mind at all. You can see by the first picture the board i had to work with. The chest picture are before and after finishing. came out nice and you can even see some of the nail still in the wood. Couldn’t save to many boards, just enough to make this chest with two boards left over. The chest is 18 1/2” high 28” wide and 15” deep.

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#1 posted 01-22-2018 02:11 AM

Very nice save, great looking chest.

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#2 posted 01-22-2018 11:07 PM

The boards had character and now the chest has character. And some history.

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#3 posted 01-23-2018 12:25 AM

Instant antique! Looks good … nice job!

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