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Reclaimed White Oak Box for Brother

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Project by HoosierHobbyist posted 09-07-2014 10:36 PM 640 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Exciting stuff, this is my first project post to Lumberjocks. I recently built this box for my brother from reclaimed white oak salvaged from the old smokehouse on my property. These were siding boards and the shed was probably built around 1900.
I was amazed at the condition of this wood after just a couple passes through the planer. The smokehouse was on the family homestead that I bought from my grandfather. I really enjoyed giving this wood new life. My plan is to use all the wood I can salvage from the building as gifts for family members. That way they can all have a piece of family history.





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#1 posted 09-07-2014 11:50 PM

Beautiful box! How did you join everything together?

-- A poor workman blames his tools. Mr.B, Ontario Canada - https://www.instagram.com/boysbeit/

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#2 posted 09-08-2014 06:42 AM

Interesting I guess the obvious question is, did the oak have any changes from being part of the smoke house? Any aroma to it? I’ve used boards which came from a tree which had a honey bee’s nest in it, no aroma, but the honey stained the Kentucky Coffee Tree lumber with red and green streaks in it.

I like making reclaimed projects too, mostly wine totes and chests. I like the look of your white oak box. Welcome to the site.

-- Richard Boise, Idaho

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#3 posted 09-10-2014 02:46 AM

Lalloos I just butt jointed everything. Richard I didn’t notice any change in aroma of the wood… however it had been many many years since it had been used as a smokehouse. The cracks in the wood were darkened a little from coal dust settling into them from the adjoining lean to.

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