|Project by BusterB||posted 11-09-2016 03:53 PM||858 views||1 time favorited||15 comments|
Last spring my nephew and I salvaged some cedar out of a early 1900’s farmhouse that had been donated to the local fire department for live burn training. Varying widths but all 3/4” thick. Needless to say, it was well seasoned and was really brittle and split easily but I still managed to salvage enough so far to build 4 cedar chests. Been piddling on these pretty much all summer but will be glad to get these first three out of the shop floor. The guy who requested these was excited about the “rustic” nail holes, sawmill marks and wood defects so we have gotten along fine… lol. Used brass handles and piano hinges to contrast with all that red. Finished with clear brush on polyurethane.
-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)