|Project by Ryan||posted 07-31-2015 03:40 PM||745 views||0 times favorited||2 comments|
I’ve had these barn boards lying around for the past couple years from my great grandmother’s 100+ year old round barn that collapsed a several years ago. I wasn’t sure what to do with them, but I got inspired by a barn board mirror project that I found on Lumber Jocks (http://lumberjocks.com/projects/66441) and decided to build something similar.
The back boards are wide tongue and groove siding boards that I tied together with 1×2s on the back. The mirror is held in place by trim pieces with a rabbet for the mirror to sit in. I added a decorative shelf made from the remaining trim and put in two hooks for some practicality. It will be hung on the wall using a French cleat.
I’m fairly new to woodworking and this is my first post on Lumber Jocks. It was also my first “rustic” project and I enjoyed being able to freestyle the design, but the barn boards did give me a little bit of trouble (they came off a 100+ year old round barn so they weren’t exactly straight). I’m really happy with the way it came out and I’m glad that I was able to put part of the old barn to use.
-- Ryan, Atlanta, GA