LumberJocks

Recycled fence post and some old door latches

  • Advertise with us
Project by TerinaC posted 770 days ago 1729 views 4 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
Recycled fence post and some old door latches
Recycled fence post and some old door latches No picture No picture No picture No picture No picture
Zoom Pictures

This is an old fence post from a farm that is about 140 years old – and some old door latches and knobs – it is a coat/hat rack. I cleaned the timber with a wire brush, then hand sanded it, I soaked the door latches in a molasses slurry and cleaned and then coated them with a metal clear coat. The timber was then coated with an oil based clear coat – as I thought it will stand up to being outdoors (like it hasn’t already LOL) and I used decking nails – you know – the ones that twist? to attach them – I sold this one on the weekend – it was so exciting :) thanks again for your help guys!

-- Terina C





9 comments so far

View GenerationWW's profile

GenerationWW

521 posts in 846 days


#1 posted 770 days ago

Very creative and love the rustic look of it. Congrats on your sell! Nice job.

-- list your handcrafted treasures @ www.generationwoodworks.com for free!

View KarenW's profile

KarenW

122 posts in 784 days


#2 posted 770 days ago

I’m a sucker for this type of thing. :-D
But what’s a molasses slurry?

-- Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best. --Theodore I. Rubin

View TerinaC's profile

TerinaC

51 posts in 801 days


#3 posted 770 days ago

Karen – some old farmers around the ridges kept telling me to put the rust metal parts in a slurrey of molasses – so after some cake and a cuppa – I managed to get out of them : 100ml molasses to 2 litres of water makes an effective slurry for cleaning metal up – and would you believe it works a treat! My hands smell constantly of molasses – but who cares!!!! OOps – just realized you might not know my measurements – a cup of molasses to 2.5 pints of water :) and you leave really rusty stuff in there for 4-5 days – pull it out, hit with a wire brush and Bob’s your uncle!!! :)

-- Terina C

View Dave Rutan's profile

Dave Rutan

290 posts in 784 days


#4 posted 770 days ago

Very cool re-use!

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

View TerinaC's profile

TerinaC

51 posts in 801 days


#5 posted 770 days ago

Thanks Dave – I have always been kinda good at seeing a new way of using old stuff – now I am having a go at actually creating them :)

-- Terina C

View canadianchips's profile

canadianchips

1831 posts in 1593 days


#6 posted 770 days ago

Good looking coat rack. At least the people in your area appreciate unique items. Congrats on the sale.

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

View Roger's profile

Roger

14096 posts in 1400 days


#7 posted 766 days ago

This is a very kool way to hang those coats, etc. Really kool! The hardware is very unique as well. Recycle, recylce. Yes!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

View TerinaC's profile

TerinaC

51 posts in 801 days


#8 posted 766 days ago

Roger – I am trying to re-use everything – haven’t quite got a place for the old copper wire yet – I reckon I am doing ok snce the only “leftover” I have is 6 mitre corners from the bookends :) And Thanks Canadianchips – I am tryin

-- Terina C

View OhValleyWoodandWool's profile

OhValleyWoodandWool

969 posts in 1717 days


#9 posted 283 days ago

Very creative use of found materials. Great job!

-- "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure." Mark Twain

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase