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Just Another Old Door, Or Not.

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Project by svenbecca posted 111 days ago 796 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got my hands on a few old doors, some were antique, some were not. Based on the holes for the knobs, this one appears to be from the 40s or 50s. I didn’t know exactly what I wanted to do, so I took the top panel out and put some shelves in the hole. The rest was just trial and lots of error. I spent way too much time on this project.

I still need to complete the finish. It is mostly made from old barn rafters that I had sitting outside. I found that I can’t do that anymore. Carpenter bees all but destroyed the lumber. I used what I could and junked the rest. It was a shame. The horizontal surfaces are from hardwood pallets and the trim was left over baseboards and crown molding that I acquired. The side panels are from a scrap piece of siding from my old shop. The cedar backing is left over from a closet remodel I did in Mississippi. All in all, I am out about $30.00 in materials. I won’t even price the labor, It would be ridiculous.

Cornerstone Flats

-- A carpenter takes an ugly, knotted, twisted piece of wood and makes something beautiful and pure from it. Jesus is a carpenter, I am a piece of wood.





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Oldtool

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#1 posted 111 days ago

That’s one sweet cabinet, very country looking. I like the story & the use of recycled materials, very smart the way you incorporated these, especially the old door. That’s one great cabinet.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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Rick

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#2 posted 111 days ago

Very Nice Indeed! Thank For Posting!

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#3 posted 111 days ago

Very nice.
Labor is only 10 cents per hour when you are woodwoking for yourself so you are still in the black.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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