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Project by canadianchips posted 04-21-2016 09:29 PM 844 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Been homeless for past 6 months.
Found a place to live in comunity where I was born.
Of course having no money and no furniture I decided to build my own.
Luckily I still have some tools here !
A few items I made this month. Found a farm with barn boards. The owner said help yourself.
I did.
Built the 4 poster rustic bed from Cedar 4×4 posts. Then added barnboards to fill in headboard and footboard. The paint is a grey-black distressed finished. 4 coats poly-crylic.
Then I need a coffee table.
Then I needed an end table.
Then a neighbor needed a night table beside her couch
What wall isn’t complete with a mirror. Frame from barn boards, mirror salvaged from dump.
Picture frames made from old barn board as well.
I have a place to sleep. AND I HAPPY in my element building things I like to do.
Currently working on bedroom suite for farmer that gave me boards.
I will post pictures when done.

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 04-21-2016 09:51 PM

Very nice job on all that furniture!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 04-22-2016 12:29 AM

Great to see that you are getting back on your feet, I love those rustic night tables….nice job all round!

-- If you want the rainbow, you got to put up with the rain - Steven Wright

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#3 posted 04-22-2016 01:07 AM

Really fine work Chips. Glad your spirits are up and you still have some tools.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#4 posted 04-22-2016 02:49 AM

Thanks guys.
This is what I needed to get back on track in life. I enjoy creating so much. It isn’t even work !

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#5 posted 04-22-2016 09:29 PM

Good rustic pieces,congratulations!

-- Personality and character of a man is like wood,must polish it to shine...

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