Re-claimed Items

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Project by canadianchips posted 05-06-2016 01:56 PM 544 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Items I have been building on spec. Trying to make a sample of anything that can be built using old lumber. The first one ALWAYS takes longer. I enjoy the search and the end result. Very rewarding.
First one is poplar wood, distressed finish.
Second one is a jam cabinet, I used old fence boards treated with Thompsons water seal, my distressed finish did not take in some places, sanded the boards down to raw wood, still some wax left in lumber.
Third one is an end table for den or living room.
Sixth a cubical cabinet for baskets.(Socks, underwear, whatever?)
Fourth is my coffee table. In the background is another small primitive table.(coffe cup fits well)
Fifth is a mirror I salvaged from water bed frame. Used corrak boards and left live edge on outside.

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

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#1 posted 05-06-2016 02:16 PM

Keeping yourself busy then!? :D

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

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#2 posted 05-07-2016 12:04 AM

I like reclaimed wood projects—nice to see you out there doing it!

-- Dean

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#3 posted 05-07-2016 12:55 AM

Nice way you put that wood to re-use..Good going!!


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

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#4 posted 05-07-2016 06:02 AM

Good job(s). I especially liked the mirror frame. They’re all nice.

I too like to reuse wood to make something new. I feels good.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#5 posted 05-07-2016 01:36 PM

Nice work. There is friend in my home town who is making restaurant furniture out of reclaimed wood that comes out of old wooden factory buildings that are being dismantled and salvaged. He is doing quite well.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#6 posted 05-07-2016 08:47 PM

When I livied in Eastern Canada they were salvaging old warehouses. Big timbers, making floor planks, etc. Out here in Western Canada we have vand small buiarger buildings. LOTS of farm barns and small buildings. I am working with what is available close by.

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

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