Another Barnwood Sign

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Project by Tooch posted 12-13-2013 02:27 AM 951 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s another sign I made out of otherwise unusable piece of wood.

I don’t know what species this wood is, though… I originally thought it was Oak, but my co-worker thinks it might be wormy Chestnut.

I included a pic of the back (without the decal on it), any guesses or suggestions?

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#1 posted 12-13-2013 02:38 AM

Awesome job on the sign. Love it. As far as the type of wood goes, Im gonna go with chestnut, but possible could be a water oak. Love working with Chestnut, but about cant find it anymore. What I am able to find, is usually 100 plus years old and reclaimed. Love the creativeness on this sign. Great job buddy

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#2 posted 12-13-2013 10:19 AM

Thanks, Hoss.

I actually have one REEAAALLY big board that I think is Chestnut, too. I’m just waiting on the right project to come to mind. Although it varies in width, its about 9 ft long, 1-1/2” think, and between 8-12” wide with a (somewhat) natural edge.

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#3 posted 12-13-2013 07:03 PM

Oh wow, thats awesome. Hear in East TN, most of the old log cabins and barns were made from old growth Chestnut. There was a blight that came in from Asia some years ago, and pretty much wiped out just about all the chestnut trees. Im lucky enough to still have a few big chestnut trees on my farm, but usually the only way to get chestnut lumber is if one of the old log cabins or barns are torn down, and you can get your hands on those logs and resaw them. A neighbor has a old log cabin made of chestnut, and I have been waiting on him to tear it down, which Im sure he will and want to burn it, and Im trying to get the logs when that time comes. Love chestnut. I look forward to seeing what future project that special board will be used on. Congrats buddy

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#4 posted 12-14-2013 02:24 PM

A nice one Tooch

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#5 posted 12-14-2013 02:30 PM

I have no idea what kind of wood that is and I can’t believe how nice that old wood looks!
All I can say is your great ideas on what you do with it are making it all look like a prized find!
I think this one is my favorite!
Nice work Tooch!

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#6 posted 12-17-2013 03:22 PM

Great looking sign, like the use of old barn wood. It has lots of character with those holes and cracks.

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