Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'reclaim'

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Trash to Treasure - Headboard

573 days ago by JSB | 2 comments »

From now on I think it will be easier to update the original post instead of making multiple posts in series. Video 1 is done and I will update as the project continues. Click the green “watch” button above this post if you would like to be updated as the project concludes. Thanks for watching! I found some great maple hidden in this headboard. Maple from this salvage, GREEN poplar from the mattress salvage, and some walnut from an old sofa salvage will turn into some cool look...

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Opportunity #3: Reclaimed Wood

2584 days ago by MsDebbieP | 18 comments »

on Saturday, (following our LumberJocks’ picnic the week before), we had a bonfire breakfast at our house and my Aunt and Uncle brought us a gift— an old church pew that they had in a lumber pile. They figure that the wood is well over 100 years old. We have the bench part, and the back is still buried in their wood pile, waiting to be dug out. I have no idea what the wood is but it is nice and thick and really long (aren’t I good with measurements??). My favourite par...

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Tool Chest Refurb #17: A 'Feature' gets (Re-) Discovered

335 days ago by Smitty_Cabinetshop | 64 comments »

Not trying to convince anyone of anything here, but if you’ve read the series y’all know that I chose to install a sliding ledge in rehab’d tool chest as shown in an old chest drawing. I did it because when I first saw it I thought it was cool, and thought it was there to protect the bottom compartment from dust / debris when the lid was open. Got it built and realized a couple of things: - It was, in fact, quite cool looking- It highlighted the large dead space in front of the...

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Trash to Treasure - Blue Love Seat #1: Video 1

575 days ago by JSB | 2 comments »

The victim this time is a well used blue love seat.

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Trash to Treasure - Blue Love Seat #2: Video 2

574 days ago by JSB | 3 comments »

The victim this time is a well used blue love seat.

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Prospecting for Wood #3: Where have you discovered gold?

2644 days ago by Paul | 4 comments »

I’ve read of discoveries in the firewood stack in the backyard. I look among pallets and crates behind area businesses. ( I ask for permission before I take any closer look than a drive-by.) If you’re inclined in this direction, where have you discovered wood to reclaim?

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All American

1167 days ago by Transition | 5 comments »

I have decide to turn only reclaimed, American woods. I’m doing this for several reasons:1) There are trees that we pass, and largely ignore, everyday. Turning this wood gives me a chance to reintroduce myself and others to to this amazing world. I love the outdoors, and I go hiking, exploring, and “wood hunting” with my son quite often. I want to be able to point to a tree and tell him what it is. But as I’ve started trying to identify the species of wood that I&...

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