Rustic headboard (reclaimed oak barn wood)

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Project by RHaynes posted 251 days ago 1190 views 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Rustic, floor-standing headboard made from reclaimed 5/4 local red oak barn siding boards. The top rail is from a piece of chestnut found in the same barn that was slated for demolition – it is absolutely beautiful and peppered in worm holes, so I gave it a minimal treatment, routing the bottom edge and a couple coats of Waterlox. The rest of the headboard was given a light scraping with a cabinet scraper to preserve as much of the natural patina as possible and then hit with a couple light coats of satin spray lacquer.

-- "Sometimes the creative process requires foul language." -- Charles Neil.

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#1 posted 251 days ago

nice piece – good idea not to overwork it – it retains it’s charm

-- Greg Simon

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