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BeachedBones

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11-07-2011 12:46 AM

Topic tags/keywords: recycled reclaimed lumber barn wood

I lucked into a bunch of timbers from this old corral. They’re all full 3” thick, 8” wide, and most between 6 and 7 feet. I think I can find a few uses for this. I think it is cedar.

-- You know.... I think that old wood needs to be furniture.


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degoose

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#1 posted 11-07-2011 12:51 AM

Rock on!!!!

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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#2 posted 11-07-2011 12:55 AM

Just like buried treasure. I’ll bet there are some beautiful pieces of furniture hidden in those old boards.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Eric in central Florida

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#3 posted 11-07-2011 07:58 AM

Very nice !
I can’t wait to see some of the projects coming from that nice wood.

-- All glory comes from daring to begin.

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#4 posted 11-07-2011 03:04 PM

Wow! That was one seriously thick fence. Have you figured out what type of wood it is?

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#5 posted 11-07-2011 03:57 PM

Very Nice pile of wood there. Might be time to invest in a metal detector??!

-- Measure twice and cut once.....Steve Lien

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#6 posted 11-07-2011 06:54 PM

First board ran through the planer… looks like pine. It surprises me because this wood has been out in the elements basically untreated for about 50 years. I thought pine would have rotted out to nothing by now.

-- You know.... I think that old wood needs to be furniture.

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addywilson

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#7 posted 08-27-2012 12:29 PM

This reclaimed wood furniture is made up of hard wood. It’s a tough wood and after the finishing it looks nice.

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#8 posted 08-27-2012 02:02 PM

Best of luck with your treasure find. Beautiful pieces coming soon …

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#9 posted 08-27-2012 02:04 PM

Nice score! Id suggest cleaning the dirt off with a belt sander before hitting the planer. That dirt will dull your knives quickly.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#10 posted 08-28-2012 03:38 AM

Bones, you mentioned you thought it was cedar, then pine. I’m thinking maybe Douglas fir. Ruff sawn it has the appearance of cedar but feels heavier. Doug fir handles the weather better than pine (doug fir is in the pine family) and we usually use something sturdier that cedar for corral planks.

As mentioned above cleaning before planing is a good idea. Dirt is hell on planer knives. I wire brush everything before planing if any grains of dirt are present.

Use your planer in a well ventilated area, there may be some chemical residue lurking from solutions used to spray the cows for ticks, bugs, etc.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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