|Project by trippcasey||posted 03-06-2013 12:02 AM||1319 views||0 times favorited||8 comments|
I made this a few months ago using some old fence slats from an old bed and breakfast in my hometown. The house now belongs to my inlaws. There is no technical joinery, but the wood itself gorgeous! I got the door knob and plate from the house as well. This is my favorite thing I have made so far. It has a history behind it, and the fence itself was over a century old before we took it down. There is no telling how old the wood itself is. This in itself is a testament to how durable and resistant cypress, and not to mention beautiful. I lightly sanded off the natural grey patina, and put three coats of semi-gloss poly. I was amazed at how it turned out. The box attached is cypress also, but not near as old and all I could find that almost matched. Im itching to cut down one of my cypress trees now and drag it to my buddies saw mill.
-- I almost post pics....until I see the daily top three...then I delete my post.