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Reclaimed Wood - Pet Steps

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Project by Buckskin posted 08-06-2007 04:41 AM 5213 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These steps used to be privacy fence around someone’s yard. This lumber is left over from the coffee table project.





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PanamaJack

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#1 posted 08-06-2007 04:51 AM

How did you aquire this wood? Did you go over late last night to get it?? (just joking with ya!) :-)
Looking very good Buckskin.

I made something similar to this for an older Peek-a-Poo dog I had for a very long time before she passed away at the age of 19-1/2 years. She couldn’t make it to the couch.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#2 posted 08-06-2007 04:56 AM

Last summer I called a local fence guy and asked if he had any panels he was going to trash. He said he had 3/4 ton flatbed pickup loaded with them. I then asked how much he wanted for them and he said if I bring them to you and you help me off load them you can have them.

From that load I have made a coffee table, end table and now this.

Gotta love free wood!

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#3 posted 08-06-2007 05:01 AM

I love that intro… There used to be a privacy fence around someone’s yard…

and now our dog can climb up onto the couch (and look at the neighbors out the window through the hole in their fence)

Nice score. anything you can save from the landfill (and make useful again) is a wonderful thing

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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#4 posted 08-06-2007 05:04 AM

I saw the tables and commented. They look great Buckskin. Ditto about the free wood!

A neighbor cut down an old oak tree. What I could carry or haul, he said I could have. I am taking a woodturning class at the Woodcraft Store in Indianapolis next month. Hopefully I can fill these pages soon with some type of turnings. Maybe something will be good enough to post in these hallowed halls of LumberJocks(?).

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#5 posted 08-06-2007 05:10 AM

I need to take a lathe class myself. I bought one and have fiddled with it, but it has just been way to long since my Grandpa first showed me how to use his. I bet you will have something worthy!

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#6 posted 08-06-2007 05:21 AM

Great Recycle. Nice steps.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#7 posted 08-06-2007 07:04 AM

Exellent recycling!
Congratulations,
Oncle Jules

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#8 posted 08-06-2007 03:21 PM

((applauding)) Great find/save/creation

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#9 posted 08-07-2007 09:52 AM

So what are Pet Steps?

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://www.dpb-photos.com/

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#10 posted 08-07-2007 07:35 PM

Don, they are ment to help small dogs or older dogs get up on couches or beds.

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#11 posted 08-09-2007 05:57 AM

I always have to check out the reclaimed wood projects. They make up some of my favorites. Nice work.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service http://westcoastlands.net/Sawmill.html http://westcoastlands.net/SawBucks2/phpBB3 http://www.portablesawmill.info

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#12 posted 11-06-2009 12:12 AM

I keep seeing projects built with old fencing. A bowl, a gun rack and now this. My fence company has been piling up old fencing and tops of pickets cut from new fencing, for about two years now. We contacted a company to haul it all off and it came to over $5,000 just to give you an idea of how much old fencing we normally have on hand. It’s been kind of a… community scrap wood pile. People come and get cedar or pt pine and build planters, gates or whatever. Recycling old fence materials is the way to go.

-- Brent - http://www.fenceworkshop.com http://fenceworkshop.com/atlanta-ga/ http://fenceworkshop.com/raleigh-nc/ http://fenceworkshop.com/wood-privacy-fencing/

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#13 posted 11-06-2009 12:42 AM

good use of reclaimed wood

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#14 posted 11-06-2009 12:49 AM

I agree about the old fence. In fact the materials used for this I received from a local fence company. When I called he had them on his truck and delivered them to my house free of charge. Saved him having to dispose of them.

Thanks for the comments as I have not been active here in a very long time. I still lurk occasionally.

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#15 posted 12-05-2009 06:12 PM

Nice Job Buckskin
I think steps look good with the wood running that way

-- Lou - Maine

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