Magic of wood

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Project by Krunoslav posted 958 days ago 3043 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 958 days ago

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 958 days ago

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 958 days ago

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 958 days ago

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 958 days ago

What a reclaim!! Great job !

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#6 posted 958 days ago

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 958 days ago

Nice save : )

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

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#8 posted 958 days ago

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

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#9 posted 958 days ago

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 958 days ago

Very Nice!!!

-- Nick, Virginia,

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#11 posted 958 days ago

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 957 days ago


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

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#13 posted 957 days ago

Magic is right!

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

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#14 posted 957 days ago

with an extended life


never stops teaching

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

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#15 posted 956 days ago

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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