Salvaged Vent and Reclaimed Wood Media Cabinet

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Project by rustednail posted 12-22-2012 02:37 AM 5337 views 11 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This media cabinet was custom made for a customer that wanted a unique architectural element integrated into the piece that is to be placed directly below a wall mounted flat screen television. The wood is all reclaimed barn wood taken from North Georgia area barns. The centerpiece is a salvaged vent cover from Architectural Exchange in Chattanooga, Tn. The ring pulls were handcrafted in North Carolina. A wax paste finish was used as a finish to give some protection while keeping the raw material and color natural. The top is all butcher block style made with both red and white oak.

-- Jeff Burke, Calhoun Ga,

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#1 posted 12-22-2012 02:45 AM

Very cool media cabinet.great job.

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#2 posted 12-22-2012 03:25 AM

that would look in the Southwest where I live. Nice job.

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#3 posted 12-22-2012 06:35 AM

Very nice piece. Do you have plans for companion pieces?

-- Bruce, UK

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#4 posted 12-22-2012 09:55 AM

Very nice looking peice. Love the hardware.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 12-22-2012 04:45 PM

That’s awesome!

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#6 posted 12-22-2012 05:47 PM

wow, it looks great!!

-- I didn't go to college, I was too busy learning stuff - Ted Nugent

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#7 posted 12-22-2012 06:27 PM

We do have plans for a pair of matching book shelves to be placed on either side. We wanted to get this done and in place before the holidays and get the bookcases finished in the next few weeks. We will definitely post some photos with all the pieces together and in place when finished.

-- Jeff Burke, Calhoun Ga,

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#8 posted 12-22-2012 08:20 PM

The Drawer Pulls were hand made by Northern Crescent Iron in North Carolina

-- Jeff Burke, Calhoun Ga,

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#9 posted 12-22-2012 10:10 PM

Almost forgot we got the vent from Architectural Exchange in Chattanooga, Tn. as well

-- Jeff Burke, Calhoun Ga,

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#10 posted 12-22-2012 10:19 PM

Very nice.I like the saw marks and stuff..very rustic. Nice blend of all the elements…definitely save you time not sanding! Great work.


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#11 posted 12-22-2012 11:14 PM

We still had to sand unfortunately. The saw marks are generally deep and will only come off with a few passes on the planer. Sanding to 220 gets it smooth while keeping the character of the wood visible.

-- Jeff Burke, Calhoun Ga,

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#12 posted 12-22-2012 11:20 PM

very awesome rustednail

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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#13 posted 12-23-2012 12:15 AM

Really nice piece, Jeff. I’m a big fan of salvaged and repurposed wood projects. I look forward to seeing the accompanying bookshelves. Thanks for sharing.

-- You can collect dust or you can make dust. I choose to make it.

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#14 posted 12-23-2012 02:45 AM

Looks great! I like the vent :)

-- Jay -

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