I’ve always enjoyed reusing wood, as well as being cheap it’s a great way to give a new lease of live to wood that would otherwise end up on the fire (or worse; the dump).
Anyways, a friend was clearing out a cupboard and gave me the unwanted parts from some blinds she’d bought several years ago. All solid wood, and very clean maple at that. Rather than add them to the winter fuel pile, i had an idea.
after cutting away the holes where the string went, i glued them into a board by overlapping the strips.
Then cut to size, and it’s a very pretty back for a small cabinet i’m working on. (You’ll see that later, it’s one of Tom Fidgen's designs )
I’ve still got some of these left to make a drawer bottom too.
If anyone’s got stories of they’re own found wood i’d love to hear them