|Project by kiefer||posted 04-13-2017 01:46 AM||508 views||0 times favorited||16 comments|
A friend gave me a few pieces of 2”x8” barn wood and I thought it would only be fair to return some of it in the form of a shelf .
Well this is the shelf and I snuck in a hidden compartment as a surprise .
Now all he has to do is hang it .
I don’t like the looks of exposed new wood grain so I decided to make all mitre joints but there are always some spots that are uneven and the joint has to be worked at the surface and blended for colour and the best thing that I found was a carpenters pencil and with a coat of BLO this looks much like an old beam .
Here are a few pics of what I started with .
checking for nails with a magnet .
Marking a centre line with my centre marking tool .
ripping in half with the band saw
The inside after a little planing still looks like new pine after almost a hundred years .