Several wooden boxes from reclaimed shed wood

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Project by Blake Haskins posted 01-07-2015 01:56 AM 1614 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We salvaged this wood from an old shed. This was a work suface and much of the board around the nailed areas had deteriorated. We were told it might be sweetgum. Beautiful wood whatever it is.

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Kaleb the Swede

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#1 posted 01-07-2015 12:29 PM

Beautiful wood. The color of those is outstanding. I’m glad you were able to save it and present it this way. Thanks for sharing

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#2 posted 01-07-2015 12:41 PM

That’s some sweet wood! I wish I could run into some of that.

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#3 posted 01-07-2015 03:11 PM

That really is some nice wood.

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#4 posted 01-07-2015 04:31 PM

Perfect use of beautiful reclaimed wood. I made a dresser mirror box for my late wife using walnut from a 50+ year old high school shop blanket storage chest that, after many long distance moves, gave up. Always nice to save something.

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#5 posted 01-07-2015 08:42 PM

Thanks for the comments. This wood was slated for the burn pile after the shed collapsed and we’ve pretty much treated it like a high priced exotic species after we uncovered what was under the filth and decay. Sort of a treasure-hunter/scavenger aspect of woodworking that I guess many here are aware of. Knowing a story (this was my stepfather’s grandfather’s shed) adds another level of coolness too. Sadly, I’m down to only a board foot or two of it now.

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