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Linen Cupboard

This was built for a friend out of reclaimed – and very very rough – barn boards.  The boards were in terrible shape and I wasn’t sure I’d be able to salvage enough wood to actually build a cabinet.  This project required the purchase and use of a metal detector to extract all of the old nails.  The old nails left beautiful blackened holes in the wood enhancing the rustic look of the cabinet.  Pieces that were splitting were ripped down the length of the split and dressed to make smaller boards.  After planing off the weathered surface, the grain, knots and nail / bug holes really looked nice.  Some of the narrower resulting boards were shaped on the router table to form a tongue and groove solid wood backing.