Magic of wood

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Project by Krunoslav posted 12-17-2011 01:31 PM 3298 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Boards in the first picture were in the customer’s yard exposed to the weather about 30 years. These were oak planks 5 cm (2 inches) thick. I thought that the boards are not for anything other than firewood. But … The complete story can be found here:

-- Nothing is as complicated as it seems

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#1 posted 12-17-2011 01:56 PM

Well I’ll be. Great reclaim. You would never guess that the final product could come from the first photos

-- Carpe Diem

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#2 posted 12-17-2011 02:02 PM

LOL After 30 years outside and looking like they did, I wouldn’t have thought that they would even be any good for fire wood. GREAT SAVE!!

-- ♫♪♪♫♫ Saddletramp, saddletramp, I'm as free as the breeze and I ride where I please, saddletramp ♪♪♪♫♪ ...... Bob W....NW Michigan (Traverse City area)

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#3 posted 12-17-2011 03:07 PM

Excellent – absolutely love the idea of reclaiming wood that others would simply burn or toss in a landfill. Nice find and keep up the good work!

-- Dave in Minnesota - If it ain't broke, improve it!

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#4 posted 12-17-2011 03:29 PM

I also like the idea of re-purposing lumber. I once found 3” thick x 10” x 6 foot long OAK from what used to be used for sleigh runners in the early 1900’s. These were new and never used, laying in an old grainery for over 50 years, cleaned them up and had some very SOLID lumber inside.NEVER say firewood YET !(give it a second chance first)

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

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#5 posted 12-17-2011 04:22 PM

What a reclaim!! Great job !

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#6 posted 12-17-2011 06:21 PM

now what you build has character! amazing! One mans junk, right? Merry Christmas!

-- "The beatings will continue until moral improves" -- Bart Ridings, Illinois

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#7 posted 12-17-2011 06:54 PM

Nice save : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#8 posted 12-17-2011 11:40 PM

Yes, old wood at times such miracles will show that…

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#9 posted 12-17-2011 11:42 PM

Great pictures and an amazing result! I have several old boards lying about that I just can’t toss out for this very reason. Nice job!

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#10 posted 12-18-2011 12:15 AM

Very Nice!!!

-- Nick, Virginia,

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#11 posted 12-18-2011 12:18 AM

Great job!....goes to show why oak wood is used in outside furniture alot. It can take alot of abuse and still be pretty solid.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#12 posted 12-18-2011 01:03 AM


-- Rome wasn't built in a day... but I wasn't on that job? ...

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#13 posted 12-18-2011 02:40 AM

Magic is right!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#14 posted 12-18-2011 07:12 AM

with an extended life


never stops teaching

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#15 posted 12-19-2011 04:28 AM

Neat. Still good after all the abuse. I found some honduran mahogany shelves in my garage. Typical stick garage built not so well and I though for sure these things were veneer. Looked like crap 70’s shelves with paint all over them and weathered. Cut into one for fun and they were solid honduran mahogany boards. You never know.

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