Put The Wall Up Myself

In my dining room. Well, actually did it with dad’s help. Was just a plain wall previously. Turned out pretty good for a couple of old cripples. Got the Barnwood from the dump. Actually, it’s all old, rough-cut, circle-sawn, red fir 1x8 fence boards that were rotten on the bottom, so we just squared the ends and put them up. We framed the border with rough 2x4 Cedar.

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recycle, reduce, reuse, repurpose.....proud to ya!

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I'm not a huge proponent of recycling, due to the cost. I also understand the cost of NOT recycling. But re-using and repurposing, hell yes. I don't throw squat away, if I can maybe use it later. Extra points if I reuse it on a moped.

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Looks good Seth!

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dump eh? good score. My old man had some guy come pay him to reside his barn, just cuz they wanted to use the old weathered wood. it was a pretty penny too

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Jimmy Cincinnati /

That looks great! Nicely done, now please come to my house it needs alot of work.

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Kinda gives me some ideas about surrounding my indoor AC/furnace. Thanks!

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Thanks, guys. Glad ya like it.

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Rand Jacobson /

Looks sweet! I'd like to do something like this at the "head side" of my bedroom. Make the mrs. think we sleep in a cabin in the woods.

Are you flush on the studs or did you build off a little?

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> Rand Jacobson Wrote:

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> Looks sweet! I'd like to do something like this at the "head side" of my

> bedroom. Make the mrs. think we sleep in a cabin in the woods.

>

> Are you flush on the studs or did you build off a little?

The headboard end of the bed is coming soon, since I have some leftover material. I just screwed it right to the studs, over the sheetrock. I cut a notch out of the back of the 2x4 border, so the barn boards slide under. I used some of the boards to put up in a corner in the kitchen, too. Then I hung some old grain elevator doors on it for pot racks. I left a more uneven, staggered edge here. Less 'refined'. Gonna build a butcher-block-top cabinet to go in this spot next.

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I painted the wall a dark flat purple first. It's kinda the color of a shadow, so you can't see it behind the boards. Since they are old, rough boards with cracks, knot holes and gaps, I didn't want light colored paint showing through.

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Rand Jacobson /

Gah what deal. Looks awesome. Some people pay good money for that barn wood. Used to know a guy that got filthy rich tearing up floor boards from 100+ year old homes in St. Augustine. From the dump. Some luck!

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I was just in the right spot at the right time, when the right employee was working and let me load up my trailer I just emptied of yard debris. i went home with a bigger load than I took there. I took it home and pressure washed it, and put it in the garage to dry for a year. It won't warp, shrink, or crack now.

Folks are selling that stuff for 3-4 bucks a linear foot around here.

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