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They tore down my grandfather’s barn so I got some of the wood and put it to use. I don’t usually build anything but outdoor furniture but wanted to use some of it around the house. I also made my sister an old fashioned jelly cabinet.
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#1 posted 09-24-2009 03:53 AM
” I also made my sister an old fashioned jelly cabinet.”
What was she before?
Beautiful project. I happen to love that distressed barn wood look. It doesn’t work for /every/ application, but ….
My brother uses the wood to make art display/”shadow” boxes—often highlighting his exceptional black and white photos of dilapidated old barns. That’s also a great look.
-- -- Neil
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#2 posted 09-24-2009 05:05 PM
Some people spend a lot of time trying to make wood look distressed. I think you found the easy solution… Start with already distressed wood.
-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!
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#3 posted 09-25-2009 01:50 AM
Looks great!I love old barn wood.
-- Rick, Pa. Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
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