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Project by MadeinMT posted 232 days ago 834 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Came into some nice weathered barn wood so decided to get artistic. The frame is made of some boards that had a nice orange lichen on them. The frame is made of two components, the main mitered frame which I then covered with an outer layer to conceal the cut edge of the barn wood. That’s the challenge with barn wood, when you rip it to width you expose a relatively ‘new’ edge that contrasts with the weathered edges.

Once the frame was completed, i used a particle board, painted black, to fill the void. Then I painted barn wood various colors, using some milk paint and some other paints I had in my inventory. I resawed these pieces to random thicknesses, then cut them into random sizes. I pieced these into place, like a big jigsaw puzzle, painting the edges black before gluing them into place. Finally, I sprayed several coats of semi-gloss poly over the whole thing.

The wife loves it.

-- Ron, Montana





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juststeveb

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#1 posted 232 days ago

Love seeing “old” made new again…nice colors and contrast, will look good on any wall.

-- we stand behind our work but never under it...(love seeing the look in customers eyes when they hear it)

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Fishinbo

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#2 posted 227 days ago

Beautiful art piece! Like the use of barn woods and the cool colors. It’s a great accent in the living room. Great job!

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