Rustic headboard (reclaimed oak barn wood)

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Project by RHaynes posted 12-18-2013 09:42 PM 7377 views 1 time favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Rustic, floor-standing headboard made from reclaimed 5/4 local red oak barn siding boards. The top rail is from a piece of chestnut found in the same barn that was slated for demolition – it is absolutely beautiful and peppered in worm holes, so I gave it a minimal treatment, routing the bottom edge and a couple coats of Waterlox. The rest of the headboard was given a light scraping with a cabinet scraper to preserve as much of the natural patina as possible and then hit with a couple light coats of satin spray lacquer.

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#1 posted 12-18-2013 11:10 PM

nice piece – good idea not to overwork it – it retains it’s charm

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