Today I am going to show you the amazing barn door I made from wood that was destined for the burn pile.
I have an odd obsession with things saved from the trash.
I own (or it owns me depending who you talk to) a rescue dog.
I cheer every year when this rose blooms because Mr. Math mowed over it twice trying to get rid of it before giving up and leaving it alone.
I have saved several pieces of furniture from the trash or the burn pile. They are some of my favorite projects.
My dad, the original junker in our family, had some cedar cut on his property on “halves “. Basically that means he got half of the wood and the person who cut it into lumber got half for payment. Some of the cedar had imperfections that went into the cull pile. It was wormy , or bowed or split.
My dad saved that wood for me. He knew I would want it. My dad knows me well, I did. There was a lot more wood than I expected , and it has been consuming almost a third of the Garagemahal for almost a year drying. I wasn’t sure what this wood would become but I knew that one day I would find a home for it.
I found a home for some when The Social Planner’s son bought a FEMA trailer that he and his dad are gutting and turning into a cool home for this single guy who works on yachts in a very expensive bayside community.
You might check out what people are doing with these trailers online. They were filled with formaldehyde when they were built for families after the hurricane decimated New Orleans and were dumped by the government as soon as possible. You can pick one up for a couple of thousand dollars now but they need all the junk on the inside removed.
The look he is going for is rustic industrial. I can’t wait to get some shots of the inside. Right now the kitchen is done but everything else is under construction.
We made the door quickly out of some of the cedar.
First we sorted out the wood and put it out on the floor to look at and move around then cut them all to length.
Next we clamped the wood and added a board at the top, bottom and across diagonally to make a Z.
Here it is finished. The door has five coats of polyurethane on all the door and seven inside the crevices.
It is going to look amazing in the trailer along with this piece that is going to be a counter once it is coated with bar coating.
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.
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