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Project by hoss12992 posted 11-15-2013 02:13 AM 1492 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A buddy of mine’s Halloween crazy wife wanted me to build her a “Apothecary” cabinet for her Halloween decor. The first pic is what she said she wanted, but out of old narly barn wood. Well as I have pretty much RESIDED my barn, because of past projects, I kinda had to come up with something else. So I hit my old white oak board pile that I have weathering outside. Because of routing to ogee profile on some edges, and some planing and such, there is some color contrasting going on. Anywho, I decided to try some advice that I got from Mantwi about fuming. I thought this would be the perfect test piece for it. The object: To make it look really old and weathered like a 50 year old barn siding. We built it out of white oak, and glued and screwed together. There is a name plate that goes on the top that that the lady who its for, will paint to her liking. She did not want a door on it. The cabinet is now inside a big garbage bag with a big bowl of Ammonia and sealed up air tight. Because of using a lower concentrate ammonia, we will let it fume for about a month, then take it out of the bag, and lay it flat in full sun/rain till early summer, and it should have that 50 yr old petina that we are looking for. The customer was absolutely thrilled with it and I ended up with a huge pan of Mexican Lasagna out of the deal, and my buddy is in good standings with his wife. LOL

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn





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#1 posted 11-15-2013 02:14 AM

Very well done.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 11-15-2013 02:17 AM

looks great buddy…... looks just like the original.

-- Jason - Happiness is Homemade!! https://m.facebook.com/BurninBushPyrography

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#3 posted 11-15-2013 02:52 AM

Thats pretty danged cool Hoss….I like the barnwood version better. Did Jason model for the wee little skull…oh wait, you didnt make that. Never mind…lol Nice job helping out the buddies wife.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#4 posted 11-15-2013 04:37 AM

Hoss, that came out really nice. I like the fumed oak and the weathered look it creates. spooky…

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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#5 posted 11-15-2013 05:21 AM

I like it, pretty cool looking build.

-- "The Cedar King" https://www.facebook.com/BarroneContracting

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#6 posted 11-15-2013 05:24 AM

Looks like a winner. It turned out nice. Sure has a wicked look.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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#7 posted 11-15-2013 05:54 AM

Nice work Hoss.
I’ll work for lasagna! :)

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#8 posted 11-15-2013 07:35 AM

Good work Hoss, interesting ageing process, will have to try that…

-- Harry - Bonifay, FL

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#9 posted 11-15-2013 10:46 AM

Good stuff Hoss, any way you can share pictures of the fuming process? I’ve heard others talk about it, but I’ve never seen it before.

Also- I love seeing all the stuff you got in the background of these pictures. the street signs, grass seed, antlers…. it really gives it the feel of a well-rounded shop!

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#10 posted 11-15-2013 11:57 AM

Hoss that looks great
You find similar in Africa. :)

Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#11 posted 11-15-2013 11:48 PM

Thank yall for all the kind comments

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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#12 posted 11-16-2013 12:59 AM

You done well making friends happy with this and I want to see some follow up Pics next summer ,it sound like a interesting procedure .

-- Kiefer 松

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#13 posted 11-16-2013 03:42 AM

Sure will and thanks

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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