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Project by mdzehr posted 04-13-2018 12:31 PM 1004 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My brother-in-law was replacing 100+ year old barn wood siding from his dairy farm in Belleville PA and I wanted to make something out of it for each of his children as a memento from their Homeplace. I used the old cut nails as decorative plugs to hide the trim screws. I learned the hard way that you never want to run this stuff through your planer. I love how the red paint highlights the saw marks in each plank.

-- Mike, Lancaster PA





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Joe

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#1 posted 04-13-2018 02:04 PM

I agree, looks beautiful. You did a great job making a heirloom project that will be treasured for generations to come. Thanks for inspiring

-- CurleyJoe, "You only learn from your mistakes"

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mdzehr

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#2 posted 04-13-2018 03:53 PM

Thanks Joe. I always hope my nephews and niece will always look back fondly on their memories of the farm.


I agree, looks beautiful. You did a great job making a heirloom project that will be treasured for generations to come. Thanks for inspiring

- Joe


-- Mike, Lancaster PA

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#3 posted 04-15-2018 08:04 AM

Mike

Nice work!
Now some possible advice:-
1. Go buy a small hand held magnetic metal detector.
It will work on all ferrous metals (capbable of being infulenced by magnetism)
Note:- It will not work on Stainless or non ferrous metals, copper nails and the like but copper is soft enough to do little damage.

2. If the timber is painted red and about the same age as me its possibly been painted with red lead, so named due to the fact the paint contained Lead, a poison.
The chances of effecting adults and producing a result is low, but not the case for the younger genaration, it may prove fatal or produce serious medical conditions.

3. And finallly …dont sell your project short by posting just a few supporting pictures

-- Regards Rob

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psully

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#4 posted 04-15-2018 03:49 PM

Nice design – good to see the old barnwood get saved. This is not overhwelming, good balance of not too much rustic, but still shows the heritage. Nicely done.

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mdzehr

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#5 posted 04-15-2018 06:18 PM

Thanks for the comments and excellent precautions Robert. I use both strong magnets and metal detectors before running anything through my planer. It was the paint that ruined the blades. I also used a respirator while working with the wood as I was almost positive that there was lead in the paint. So I made sure that all loose paint was removed then encapsulated every edge of the boards with 3 coats of gloss poly followed by one coat of satin poly. You do have wise words of counsel that I should have clarified for other lumberjocks that are considering working with old barnwood. Thanks again. Mike


Mike

Nice work!
Now some possible advice:-
1. Go buy a small hand held magnetic metal detector.
It will work on all ferrous metals (capbable of being infulenced by magnetism)
Note:- It will not work on Stainless or non ferrous metals, copper nails and the like but copper is soft enough to do little damage.

2. If the timber is painted red and about the same age as me its possibly been painted with red lead, so named due to the fact the paint contained Lead, a poison.
The chances of effecting adults and producing a result is low, but not the case for the younger genaration, it may prove fatal or produce serious medical conditions.

3. And finallly …dont sell your project short by posting just a few supporting pictures

- robscastle


-- Mike, Lancaster PA

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mdzehr

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#6 posted 04-15-2018 06:21 PM

Thanks for your comments!


Nice design – good to see the old barnwood get saved. This is not overhwelming, good balance of not too much rustic, but still shows the heritage. Nicely done.

- psully


-- Mike, Lancaster PA

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