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Needed a king headboard for the guest room so repurposed an old wooden door my wife picked up. Good Labor Day weekend project.
-- Dan, TN
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#1 posted 09-08-2015 12:42 PM
Very nice use of vintage wood product Dan.
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#2 posted 09-08-2015 09:47 PM
Looks real good !.....I especially like the shelf….Well done….
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#3 posted 09-08-2015 10:49 PM
Nice job Dan. Love that old door.
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#4 posted 09-09-2015 01:52 AM
I have several old doors in the basement. Was wondering what I could do with them. This is a great idea.
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#5 posted 09-09-2015 11:20 AM
Everything looks great, but the finish is my favorite, a perfect color.
-- Whatever you find to do with your hands, do it with all your might,... because there is no work in the grave...Ecclesiastes 9:10
#6 posted 09-09-2015 01:12 PM
Thanks all. Jay, regarding the color…was looking for the aged look. So after stripping and finishing the surfaces by hand scraping ( had read some articles about scraping vs sanding so thought I’d give it a try) we applied honey oak to the door ( which appears to be made of several different types of wood).
We then tried several different stains on the oak shelf and crown, settling on a red mahogany gel stain which we applied after “distressing the new oak and crown by randomly marking the surfaces by tapping with a number of different hand tools to get an aged look. Finally, assembled and finished with amber shellac.
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