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Cork board, message board Primitive Rustic made from Repurposed Shutter

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Project by rivergirl posted 06-08-2011 09:26 PM 7674 views 2 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These cork/message/bulletin boards are made from repurposed shutters- donated to me by a neighbor. The frames were made to accept a fabric curtain and did not have a center raised panel installed which made them perfect candidates for bulletin boards. The dimensions are approximately 9 inches wide and 24 inches long. The finish is painted in layers- distressed- sanded and a final coat of dark stain applied (wipe on/wipe off).

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."





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BarbS

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#1 posted 06-08-2011 09:40 PM

These are neat! The trouble with showing these to woodworkers is, now I want to make one of my own. ;-)

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patron

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#2 posted 06-08-2011 10:39 PM

you have a keen eye
for junk lol

make’s me want to
visit the dump more

your distressed painting
is really becoming an art form

well done

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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rivergirl

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#3 posted 06-08-2011 10:40 PM

Barb I want to make some more- these sold and traded literally over night. I only had 10 shutter boards (11 actually, but I gave cork board back to the guy who gave me the shutters). But the bad news is- these types of shutters are impossible to find. And to make them is rather labor intensive and would drive the price of the final project up so far that they would then be difficult to sell. Ho hum.

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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rivergirl

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#4 posted 06-08-2011 10:45 PM

David- I wish I had a dump to visit. I have been trying to yard sale more and all that, but the good stuff (like these shutters) were given to me by a friend. I wish I had more. I also make these out of old picture frames and have put the call out on facebook for donations of old frames. My cousin in Iowa has a pile of frames for me and she is bringing them to me when she comes home to visit next month. :)

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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canadianchips

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#5 posted 06-08-2011 10:51 PM

Nice work . You do have an eye to create unique things. I like IT !

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

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#6 posted 06-08-2011 10:56 PM

Another really nice project, RG! These are just charming. I can see why they sold and traded so quickly.

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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GMman

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#7 posted 06-08-2011 11:03 PM

Great idea you could also make some doors for some of your cabinets they would really look antique.

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rivergirl

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#8 posted 06-08-2011 11:15 PM

That would be cute GM- except I didn’t make these, I found them- or rather they found me. :)

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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miles125

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#9 posted 06-09-2011 01:29 AM

These are cute. Good job on the finishes.

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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Arlin Eastman

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#10 posted 06-09-2011 01:48 AM

RG
Awesome job. Use the Creiglist and let them know what you want, I am sure someone will give away before the dump. Also call handimen or people that do siding and let them know what you want.
Arlin

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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rivergirl

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#11 posted 06-09-2011 01:52 AM

I do check craigslist all the time, but I guess I could post a “wanted” listing. :) I do tell every construction guy I know to save me their junk. Sometimes it works out. :) Sometimes they forget about me. :(

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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Arlin Eastman

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#12 posted 06-09-2011 02:33 AM

Do not just check. Call the places once a week to see what they have mostly the Siding people becouse they have to tear it out to put new ones in. Remember a squeekly door does get oiled “I think I have 3 doors now that I thought of it”
Arlin

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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rivergirl

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#13 posted 06-09-2011 02:34 AM

Okay Arlin. I will do that. :)

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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sedcokid

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#14 posted 06-09-2011 06:01 AM

These are real nice!!

Thanks for Sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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rdlaurance

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#15 posted 06-09-2011 08:15 AM

Wonderful job, rivergirl. It really makes me want to do something to liven up my corkboards. Love the finish work!

-- Rick, south Sweden

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