Don't toss it! Reclaim the WOOD !

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Project by woodshaver Tony C posted 01-06-2012 02:13 AM 3369 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My son in law asked me if I wanted an old painted 1 3/4” wooden Fir door he had laying around at his house. I said Sure! I bet the wood would be really nice! I was right ! I cut it up and planed all the paint off, there was some nice Duglas Fir under that old paint.

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#1 posted 01-06-2012 02:41 AM

heck yea, thats awsome. now u need to build him a thank you gift for those great boards u got….lol

-- "...if america is any indication, i was born into one great big vacation...." RMB

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#2 posted 01-06-2012 02:56 AM

Wow! Never would have thought all that could come from a door. Like they say, ” They sure don’t make things like they use to.” Great save! Great use of security camera, too. LOL

-- The more I learn, the more I realize I don't know. Ron, Crossville Tn

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#3 posted 01-06-2012 03:30 AM

How old was the door? I have a couple of old doors in my basement but am afraid that there are probably a few layers of lead paint on them.

-- Eric - Baltimore MD

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#4 posted 01-06-2012 03:42 AM

The door I got came from a house that was built in 1987, so I would say this door was free of any lead paint. I think you can buy a test kit to test for lead paint. Do a Google search for it. Better to be safe then sorry!!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#5 posted 01-06-2012 03:45 AM

Great Lookin Wood

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#6 posted 01-06-2012 03:46 AM

You going to put all that to good use.


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#7 posted 01-06-2012 03:54 AM

You betcha Jim!!!
It’s all nice and dry and ready to go! You can’t beat old wood that’s been sitting around for a long time! I’m still not sure what I’ll make just yet. I just got the door two days ago and today I dressed it.
The wood is pretty but it I hate the smell of Fir. LOL!! I wonder if it would be good for a band saw box?

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#8 posted 01-06-2012 04:36 AM

Congrats! Now the test is with you…....

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#9 posted 01-06-2012 04:38 AM

totally great idea.

-- oldreddog

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#10 posted 01-06-2012 02:50 PM

Love it when wood is reused. Thanks for sharing.

-- Dave in Minnesota - If it ain't broke, improve it!

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#11 posted 01-06-2012 06:20 PM

Great. Reclaim. Always worth it when you can.

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#12 posted 01-07-2012 12:39 AM

I’ve been doing that with door pallets, so ya good find.

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#13 posted 01-08-2012 06:58 PM

I am too am surprised how much wood came from one door. Cleaned up nice and you can’t beat good Doug fir if you ask me.


-- Wookie=Wood Rookie

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