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Project by gmerteng posted 1707 days ago 7740 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

You cannot be from wisconsin without building a piece of barn board furniture. I thought this was going to be a pretty straight forward project until i realized i could not dimension the wood without losing the patina, and believe me these boards are not the same size. Even a single board is not the same thickness from one end to the other. Not to mention that they were not straight either. So it was quite a challenge.

-- Mert,Oshkosh WI,





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gizmodyne

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#1 posted 1707 days ago

Very nice looking project. Love the texture of the old wood.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne

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woodworm

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#2 posted 1707 days ago

Very nice work.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 1707 days ago

Looks like you were up to the challenge

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#4 posted 1707 days ago

Nice pie cabinet. Like the tin work on the door.

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

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Andrew

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#5 posted 1707 days ago

Fantastic, you did a great job, I love the red on the inside. I have a couple freinds that have promised me som barn boards, I look forward to building some benches with it.

-- Even a broken clock is right twice a day, unless, it moves at half speed like ....-As the Saw Turns

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OhValleyWoodandWool

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#6 posted 1707 days ago

very nice – how did you finish?

-- "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure." Mark Twain

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gmerteng

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#7 posted 1707 days ago

The finish is polyurethane, 6 coats the first 3 looked like i didnt put anything on at all i dont know where it all went.

-- Mert,Oshkosh WI,

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Box

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#8 posted 1707 days ago

Very nice looking cabinet. The aged lumber gives it an excellent appearance. What type of wood is barn wood? I’m sure it doesn’t come from a barn tree.

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gmerteng

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#9 posted 1707 days ago

It comes from the old barns around here which there are plenty of seeing most of the dairy business moved to california.

-- Mert,Oshkosh WI,

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BlankMan

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#10 posted 1707 days ago

Nice looking, I like that style.

I’ve been considering making something out of barn wood but haven’t come up with anything yet, must be in my Wisconsin blood. The Habitat for Humanity Restore in West Allis has a pile of it so I at least have a easy place to get it.

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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bues0022

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#11 posted 1707 days ago

What do they charge for the stuff at the habitat for humanity restore for the barn board?

How did you clean up the wood so it would accept stain/finish, but still keep the texture? I am researching doing my inlaws cabin floor with reclaimed lumber, and am trying to determine if I want to keep the old texture and keep it more rustic, or plane it down and hope for really pretty grain.

BTW, very nice looking pie safe. It looks very antique!

-- Ryan -- Maple Grove, MN

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a1Jim

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#12 posted 1707 days ago

rusitic but charming

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gmerteng

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#13 posted 1706 days ago

I didnt clean the wood i just put the poly on as it was and it seemed to work out.

-- Mert,Oshkosh WI,

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mcoyfrog

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#14 posted 1706 days ago

KEWL

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