Barnwood frame & camo bulletin board

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Project by JayT posted 10-20-2013 11:35 PM 2809 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Needed a bulletin board for my new office at work, so decided to make one instead of buying a plain, boring one.

Glued cork tiles onto a sheet of 1/4 plywood, leaving 3/8 wide border of ply. Used spray adhesive to glue Mossy Oak fabric to that, wrapping the fabric clear around the edges. The frame was then made of some barnwood I had on hand. Overall size is 28×22, with a 24×18 useable area.

Other than using the table saw to cut the plywood to size and rip the barnwood down, all the rest of the work was done with hand tools. I used the wooden jack plane received from HammerThumb as part of the current Plane Swap to scrub off the weathered wood and expose the gorgeous stuff underneath, while still being able to leave a bit of the weathering in low places and cracks. Miters were cut freehand then trimmed on a shooting board with another plane and the groove to mount the plywood was cut with a #45 plane (pic 4). Finish is natural Danish Oil.

Simple project in execution, it still had a few challenges. Overall I was very happy with how the hand cut mitered corners came out and this will be a great way to personalize my workspace a bit more.

Thanks for looking and hope you enjoy.

-- - In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice, there is.

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#1 posted 10-20-2013 11:40 PM

I like it a lot. I like the barn board and the shaving shots.

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#2 posted 10-20-2013 11:48 PM

Good stuff man. Gotta get me some barn wood.

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#3 posted 10-21-2013 12:00 AM

Looking good Jay.

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#4 posted 10-21-2013 12:02 AM

Nicely done. There’s a deer hiding in it right?

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#5 posted 10-21-2013 02:09 AM

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#6 posted 10-21-2013 11:38 AM

Thanks for the compliments guys.

Red, I lucked into some free barnwood a few years ago when a friend demo’d an old shed on his farm. There are still a few sticks left for future projects.

mmh, I dunno, maybe. That could explain why they aren’t anywhere around my tree stand :-)

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#7 posted 10-25-2013 02:39 PM

Beautiful and unique bulletin board! Like the barn wood frames, a great addition to your office. Well done!

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