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Paul

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97 days ago

I had a client contact me today via text to inquire about building some cabinet uppers for an outdoor space using reclaimed barn wood. My initial thought was “you’re out of your mind” she doesn’t have a set budget in mind, I haven’t seen the outside of the garage she wants these on.

I’m picturing hours upon hours of surfacing old lumber. Anyone have suggestions on a rustic looking idea (barn wood or others) cabinets for outside in the elements of a Midwest garage?

Paul


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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 97 days ago

Anything you put out there is going to weather. I would look it over. Is she looking for something to impress when guests are over? Lots of variables that can change price and decisions.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#2 posted 97 days ago

Isn’t barn wood already “weathered”? Build the cabinets without surfacing the wood.

-- JEFF Illinois (Banks of the Mississippi)

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#3 posted 97 days ago

Yea barnwood is weathered, if you plane it or anything that’d take away the look. Of course I’d think it might be a pain to find barnwood that’ll all have the look, strength, and not warped or anything wrong with it. There are ways of finishing that give it a rustic look but won’t look like actual weathered barnwood, search on Craigslist tons of people around me sell it.

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#4 posted 97 days ago

She MUST provide you with pictures/samples of exactly what she wants because the spectrum of ‘finished’ reclaimed wood is very broad. Failing this step will result in your grief, regret and loathing.

-- Perfection is the difference between too much and not enough.

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