|Project by tswoodwizard||posted 01-23-2011 04:36 AM||1707 views||3 times favorited||8 comments|
When I remolded the lower level of my home, I wanted a western theme. So I started to collect things like barn boards, a cow hide, spurs, and other cowboy stuff. After insulating and wiring the stud cavities, I conditioned the barn boards by sanding and brushing the grain to clean it up. Cut in some rustic trim designs, added rope up around the crown mold area as an accent, and fabricated a barn board arch to support the upper structure.
Picture number 1 shows a recessed shadow box as a home for my windchester guy.
Picture number 2 shows how even an open knothole or a rotted area in a board can be used as a detail.
Picture number 3 shows a little fret work cut in trim and a lariat we found in Durango, Colorado. Above the lariat I used some old wagon side board parts as a shelf.
Picture number 4 shows the archway created to support the first floor structure.
Picture number 5 shows my built-in gun cabinet with lower storage doors for ammo and gun cleaning supplies.
Picture number 6 shows the use of an old barrel as a shadow box for handguns and old west characters.
I have lots of other details, but theres not enough room for any more pictures!
-- Tim B. Sweely Elizabeth, Illinois, email@example.com -------- My potential is limited only by my emagination.