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Forum topic by r33tc0w posted 03-21-2017 01:18 AM 710 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-21-2017 01:18 AM

I happened to take a detour between jobs today and came across this peculiar old beam piece. It appears to have some sort of charring as if it’d been through a house fire. (this was in the patchwork neighborhoods of Garden District New Orleans on the fringe of Central City where anything goes). Anyways, besides pulling out the 100+ nails, how do I go about turning someones trash in to my treasure? What would you do besides find a bonfire?

(Gravity defying I know, the upload is changing the orientation)

-- Matthew 13:53-58

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#1 posted 03-21-2017 01:43 AM

You can always sanded a bit and make a mantel, it depends on what your interested in

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#2 posted 03-21-2017 02:11 AM

Oh and the lower chunk is about 48” x 8” x 2.875”

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#3 posted 03-21-2017 03:24 AM

That is likely “barge boards”. Pople in the Ohio valley would build barges to float crops and other goods down the Ohio and Ms. rivers to NO, sell the goods and then sell the lumber from the barges and the make the return trip on foot up the Natchez Trace. See this for sale quite a bit on CL.

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#4 posted 03-21-2017 03:46 AM

Build a sofa table or entrance table.
Find metal legs or build your own wooden ones.
Search ETSY for ideas !
NO BONFIRE !......Please

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#5 posted 03-21-2017 04:17 AM

Rotate your telephone 90 degrees when taking photos and they won’t be out of whack

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#6 posted 03-21-2017 01:25 PM

Barge board! I should have known… Looks like I’m swinging back by there this morning to pick the other piece up XD

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#7 posted 03-22-2017 12:54 AM

HA! I didn’t see your post until now. :)

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