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Project by jasonborthwick posted 01-03-2016 07:37 AM 1014 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Project was built out of 50 year old pine tung and groove flooring out of a chicken coop the customer provided. It took an 1 hour of pressure washing and removing 17 cut nails before I could joint and plane the pieces.

There was a lot of old termite activity so I had to be very selective with the limited pieces I had to complete the project and highlight defects like rusted holes left behind from the cut nails.

Made the door with half lap bridal joints due to the size. The sides are interlocking panels of t&g flooring floating in dados in the rails on either side of the panel.

It measures 5 ft L by 4 ft H by 6 inches D.

Finished with oil based provincial stain and poly.

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Lee Leitner

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#1 posted 01-03-2016 01:50 PM

Very nice reuse of wood. Love the color

-- Lee

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#2 posted 01-03-2016 02:08 PM

Very nice cabinet. Recycling wood is always nice. Did you have any smell issues with the wood coming from a chicken coop?

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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#3 posted 01-04-2016 05:26 PM

Tough act to follow!

Very nicely done!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#4 posted 01-04-2016 10:47 PM

Thanks for the comments.
WoodNSawdust, the smell from the coop wore off a few years ago thankfully. Lots of grime came off that wood during the power washing and saved the life of my planer blades.

Lee, thanks I like the color also. I have used it in the past due to its warmth in appearance. I picked it specifically because I knew I could control the blended color uniformity between the Baltic birtch plywood on the back, the red oak on top and the pine throughout.

Thanks for looking.

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