Reclaiming Antique Lumber

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Blog series by chrisstef updated 04-08-2010 04:19 PM 2 parts 4755 reads 0 comments total

Part 1: Reclaimed Trestle Table

04-04-2010 04:49 PM by chrisstef | 0 comments »

I’ve recently landed a huge score of lumber from a demo job we have been doing on an old 1875 post and beam house here in Connecticut. I’ve had my hands full lately in denailing, planning, and truing up stock to make this trestle style table for the wife. I dug out 5 pieces of 2” thick lumber from the pile, cut the areas out which were loaded with cut nails, and started my freestyle build. I half lapped the boards in order to “stretch” then out to the length...

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Part 2: Where it all came from

04-08-2010 04:19 PM by chrisstef | 0 comments »

Sorry about moving backwards in the blog here but i figured that i should show off the pile of reclaimed lumber the table came from. Here is the pile in the driveway, awaiting stacking in the garage. Now after 3 hours of sorting and stacking … Ohh and trust me, i didn’t fill up the side of the garage where the wife parks … i might be dumb but i ain’t stupid!

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