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Project by BuilderB posted 2044 days ago 2472 views 2 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These trays were made from reclaimed barnwood estimated to be over 100 years old.

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cheller

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#1 posted 2044 days ago

Beautiful. Great use of reclaimed wood.

-- Chelle http://artsgranddaughter.blogspot.com

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woodworm

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#2 posted 2044 days ago

Beautiful trays…I think you can build more for $
Thanks for the post.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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oldskoolmodder

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#3 posted 2044 days ago

Nice Trays BB. I agree, these are very sellable. The problem though, is that people aren’t willing to pay what your time is worth, yet they’ll overpay at some store for something with less care put in to it.

-- Respect your shop tools and they will respect you - Ric

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griff

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#4 posted 2044 days ago

Great looking trays. very smooth.

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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MsDebbieP

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#5 posted 2044 days ago

stunning
not your average tray and definitely not your average “barn board”!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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rikkor

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#6 posted 2044 days ago

Beautiful. The finish looks perfect.

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lew

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#7 posted 2044 days ago

Beautiful Work!! Is the wood long leaf pin?

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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BuilderB

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#8 posted 2044 days ago

Lew … I’m not sure what species the pine is, probably yellow pine. The wood was originally used as structural supports in a covered bridge. When the bridge was replaced, the 2X12 pieces were re-used as flooring in the loft of a barn which is where I recovered them. It was very interesting to see the original peg holes in the wood, also to read the names and initials carved into many of the pieces.

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lew

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#9 posted 2044 days ago

Wow! What a history!!! Thanks

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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ND2ELK

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#10 posted 2044 days ago

Great looking serving trays. You did a beautiful job on them. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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scottb

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#11 posted 2044 days ago

hey – parquet!, kinda like how they recycled barnwood into the famous floor of the Boston Garden.
You’ve given that old wood a great new life!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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CedarFreakCarl

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#12 posted 2044 days ago

Those are stunning! I’d be willing to bet that if you found pegs that it’s older than 75 years too. Looks like longleaf/ southern yellow/ heart pine to me. Did it smell like turpentine when you milled it?

-- Carl Rast, Pelion, SC

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brianinpa

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#13 posted 2044 days ago

Nice save of the wood and nice job with the trays: they look great.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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scottb

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#14 posted 2044 days ago

round pegs? the exterior doors of my house (one became a table in last summers contest) was held together with round pegs and an amber-like glue. The house was built in 1880. I don’t know if they were original, – shaker 6 panel door, 3 glass panes over three wooden ones – but they might have been. beautiful quartersawn totally clear pine. haven’t seen anything like it for sale at the lumberyard or big box.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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Douglas Krueger

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#15 posted 2042 days ago

Stunning geometric designs and you have gotten the grain to really pop. The character of old barn wood is hard to beat.

Let me guess, you got and ‘A’ in geometry.

-- I can so I wood but why are my learning curves always circles

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