|Project by Paul Sipos||posted 12-18-2011 10:16 PM||921 views||0 times favorited||1 comment|
We were having a storage problem with this area. The cabinet we were using was too small & was getting piled up with papers,books, and whotnot. I got tired of looking at the mess, so I built a larger cabinet to store all of our stuff more neatly. This is where I used a salvaged 14 1/4” x 1” red oak barn board that was once a old work table.
I started by scraping the greasy gunk off with a putty knife, then used 40g sanding belts to knock it down to where I could start seeing the grain of the board. It smelled like axel grease. I didn’t dare use my planer cause I knew there was metal scattered thoughout the board that I couldn’t see. I used wide 1” pine boards for the shelves, rough oak for the top, 1/4” fine plywood for the backing, glazecoated the top twice, and gloss polyurethaned the rest to seal in the wood. Man is it heavy! The other cabinet will be refurbished since it is an antique that my grandmother had for 50 or so years, but thats another project.