1800's replica

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Project by sweedking posted 08-29-2009 08:25 PM 2507 views 7 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made from reclaimed lumber from a house built during the 1800’s. Made from longleaf yellow pine, mostly the interior walls, and the wood floors from the home. The picture was in the taken in a field, then I merged the background with another picture I took of a hail storm. Enjoy!

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#1 posted 08-29-2009 08:31 PM

Hey Shad
This is one impressive piece with nice details. I also like the merging of photos very dramatic.
Maybe you could give us a little tutorial on how to merge photos .Welcome to LJs

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 08-29-2009 08:38 PM

verry nice, thats a good looking piece of furnature. photo is outstanding.
welcome to LJ’s

-- Randy I have the right to remain silent, just not the ability ; )

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#3 posted 08-29-2009 08:47 PM

Hey thanks for the comments. Working with this old wood is challenging, though rewarding. Photography is my other passion, so I try to incorporate both.

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#4 posted 08-29-2009 08:59 PM

Fantastic everything.

What an eye grabber piece of furniture and then that display with the photography, wow, very cool…...........

Beautiful piece, love the long drawers….......

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#5 posted 08-29-2009 09:06 PM

Beautiful photo of a beautifully made furniture!
Great design & details.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#6 posted 08-29-2009 09:25 PM

That’s beautiful! I like that you didn’t try to hide the old nail holes or plane out the saw marks, at least that’s what I think I see. This is one of those projects I really wish I could see up close in person.

-- Dale Manning, Carthage, NY

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#7 posted 08-29-2009 09:37 PM

Very cool photos and nice work!

-- Craig, Springfield Ohio

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#8 posted 08-29-2009 09:52 PM

this one is scary good ! so good I’d like to also learn how you merged the background.

tell me it doesn’t take hours and hours >grin< is there an automated way ?

welcome to lumberjocks ,,, very artfully presented

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#9 posted 08-29-2009 11:33 PM

beautiful piece and the setting really gives a historic feeling to it.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#10 posted 08-30-2009 02:07 AM

Great looking piece of furniture. I really like the way the doors inset in the top molding. Great detail. The Photo really sets it off. I’m like the rest, tell us how you did the photo to. Thanks for sharing and welcome to LJ’s.

-- John @

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#11 posted 08-30-2009 08:45 AM

Looks like you merged a little green and green into the construction, thats the first thing that hit me were the cloud lifts over the doors. Beautifully constructed and you definately made it your own. Very nice,

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#12 posted 08-30-2009 01:05 PM

Fantastic furniture and fantastic/dramatic photo fix-up.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#13 posted 08-30-2009 05:20 PM

Hey everyone, thanks for the awesome comments! The photo merge is really pretty simple. I did it using photoshop. The original background, I had to select using the wand tool. Then I just cut it from the picture. I then added the storm picture in it place. Of course I had to add some shadows and highlights here and there to make the overall picture believable. If you are really interested, visit youtube. Type in “how to remove and replace background using photoshop”. There are tons of tutorial videos.

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#14 posted 08-30-2009 10:16 PM

A fantastic looking piece of furniture. The woods are great and the construction looks wonderful.

The first picture brings out all kinds of color to the piece.

Nice job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#15 posted 08-30-2009 11:51 PM

Welcome to LJ’s. Nice wardrobe and great use of materials. I really like the details and curves along the top. BTKS

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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