Reclaimed Barnwood Bookshelf

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Project by mc269 posted 07-07-2014 08:09 PM 2884 views 8 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My latest build is this bookshelf made from reclaimed oak out of a local barn that I salvaged. It is 6’ tall and 30” wide and the shelves vary in height. It was built for a family member that was looking for something a little different than what you can find at your local Wal-Mart. I lightly planed and sanded down to give them the rustic appearance they were looking for.

-- Mike Chaffin - Past-Time Woodworks

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#1 posted 07-07-2014 08:41 PM

Thats really nice,i love the look of the old barn wood,you did a good job!

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#2 posted 07-07-2014 09:58 PM

Its a bit challenging working with barn wood and you did a very good job. Looks nice. Did you put any kind of finish or top coat on it??

-- Gary, California

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#3 posted 07-08-2014 12:17 AM

love it – great job

-- Greg Simon

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#4 posted 07-08-2014 12:22 AM

Very nice!

-- I thank God for everything, especially all of you!

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#5 posted 07-08-2014 12:24 AM

beautiful,nice work!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#6 posted 07-08-2014 02:00 AM

Thank you. I usually finish my barnwood pieces with polyurethane but this one was just left as is. The people I made it for liked the look without a finish so it has a very rustic look to it. I personally prefer a polyurethane only, but that’s just my opinion.

-- Mike Chaffin - Past-Time Woodworks

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#7 posted 07-08-2014 05:10 PM

LOVE old barn wood. Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#8 posted 07-08-2014 05:34 PM

awesome build, i love the old stuff too. its a different “kind” of woodworking when you’re using recycled materials, and you cant beat the price!

nice work

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#9 posted 07-08-2014 06:37 PM

I love seeing projects made from reclaimed wood!

-- "Show respect even to people who don’t deserve it, not as a reflection of their character, but as a reflection of yours."

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