Reclaimed Oak

  • Advertise with us
Project by WoodLe posted 03-29-2011 03:30 AM 2708 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is several projects from the our house that I remodeled. House was built in 1900. I reused some oak boards that I tore out to make a mantel and also a newel post and trim for the stairs. The rustic mantel is from 5 oak studs that I glued up and planed down to make one solid piece. The newel post is not solid, but a glued up box with another layer around the bottom to make it 6 inches square. Everything was rubbed down with 3 coats of walnut colored oil. I also made a vanity, mirror frame and shelf for the upstairs bathroom (all made from reclaimed oak) that I might post later.

-- Wooster, Ohio

11 comments so far

View learnin2do's profile


891 posts in 4302 days

#1 posted 03-29-2011 03:54 AM

You did an awfully nice job! -were the boards just part of the framing and such? -I was surprised to clean off some curbside 2xs and discover that they were not water heavy, but oak. -so i used them in making a cabinet for a friend. -very pretty work!

-- ~christine @ used2btrees

View WoodLe's profile


155 posts in 4247 days

#2 posted 03-29-2011 04:01 AM

The oak was all part of the framing (dirty and ugly). None of it was used for trim before.

-- Wooster, Ohio

View Smitty_Cabinetshop's profile


17816 posts in 4069 days

#3 posted 03-29-2011 04:52 AM

Excellent newel post build – looks great!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. - OldTools Archive -

View Eagle1's profile


2066 posts in 4515 days

#4 posted 03-29-2011 10:45 AM

Nice job. And it always to reclaim wood..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

View Henning's profile


14 posts in 4081 days

#5 posted 03-29-2011 12:07 PM

Nice use of reclaimed lumber!

View Roger's profile


21055 posts in 4254 days

#6 posted 03-29-2011 02:03 PM

very beautiful. re-use, recycle, very awesome

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

View Albert's profile


565 posts in 5040 days

#7 posted 03-29-2011 04:41 PM

Very nice looking.
How did you fasten the mantel to the wall?

View WoodLe's profile


155 posts in 4247 days

#8 posted 03-30-2011 04:22 AM

Mantel is fastened to the wall with 2 – 3/8 inch thick rods. I drilled into the wall studs and then put matching holes in mantel, and then hammered it in tight.

-- Wooster, Ohio

View Ken90712's profile


18113 posts in 4639 days

#9 posted 03-30-2011 11:05 AM

Great use of some wood with history! Would love to get my hands on some reclaimed wood with history.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

View MayflowerDescendant's profile


414 posts in 4237 days

#10 posted 03-31-2011 08:11 AM

AWESOME job! Love the history, charm / character of old, reclaimed wood. Thanks for sharing. Play / be safe.

-- Glen - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

View SonnyGarcia's profile


51 posts in 4452 days

#11 posted 04-01-2011 02:20 AM

Nice work. I like reclaiming stuff. Its amazing what you can find in house and what people throw out!

-- "Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed", John 8:36

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics