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mrssarahhall
True Blue Farmgirl

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Sarah
Longmont Colorado
USA
1162 Posts

Posted - Oct 21 2013 :  07:30:06 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here lately I have gotten into crafting on a larger scale. We have a garage full of power tools DH just had to have. It has amazed me how rarely he uses all of these expensive toys. So I had him give me a tutorial on some of the tools and have been having a great time making things from reclaimed wood. Here are a few of my projects I thought I would share:

I refinished our dining table and chairs and built these benches:

This is a shelf in the bathroom I built to hold towels and bath supplies:


A small shelf to hold part of my vintage bottle collection:

Trays and boxes:





I would love to see anyone else's reclaimed wood projects!




Sarah
Farmgirl # 5223

All good things are wild and free- Henry David Thoreau

A true friend is one who thinks you are a good egg even if you are a little cracked.

Edited by - mrssarahhall on Oct 21 2013 07:52:23 AM

lovinRchickens
True Blue Farmgirl

2819 Posts

Kelly
Pipe Creek Texas
USA
2819 Posts

Posted - Oct 21 2013 :  09:12:02 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sarah
You did a terrific job. I am busy back to schooling my girls, so I can not do many big projects.

Farmgirl #5111
Blessings
~Kelly~
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Calicogirl
True Blue Farmgirl

5176 Posts

Sharon
Bruce Crossing Michigan
USA
5176 Posts

Posted - Oct 21 2013 :  09:16:31 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow Sarah!!! Just beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing, this is something that I would like to do too but I will be starting at Birdhouses ;)

Farmgirl Sister #5392

By His Grace, For His Glory
~Sharon

http://amerryheartjournal.blogspot.com/
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nndairy
True Blue Farmgirl

1439 Posts

Heather
Wapakoneta Ohio
USA
1439 Posts

Posted - Oct 21 2013 :  09:54:26 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great job Sarah! I love the benches!! My reclaimed wood is put away with the Christmas decorations right now. I painted some sayings on old barn siding one year. Another year I took old wooden fence posts and turned them into snowmen. I'll try to remember to post some pictures when I get them out.

Heather
Farmgirl Sister #4701
http://nndairy.blogspot.com/

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ceejay48
Farmgirl Legend/Schoolmarm/Sharpshooter

13304 Posts

CeeJay (CJ)
Dolores Colorado
USA
13304 Posts

Posted - Oct 21 2013 :  12:39:50 PM  Show Profile  Send ceejay48 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
WOW!! You go, farmgirl! BEAUTIFUL!!
CJ

..from the barefoot farmgirl in SW Colorado...sister chick #665.
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SunnyJam
True Blue Farmgirl

129 Posts

Jamie
Seattle WA
USA
129 Posts

Posted - Oct 21 2013 :  3:00:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What impressive work! Your pieces are awesome!

Farmgirl Sister #2504
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churunga
True Blue Farmgirl

2967 Posts

Marie
Minneapolis MN
USA
2967 Posts

Posted - Oct 21 2013 :  8:00:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
These projects are really great. We have a group in Minneapolis called Crafty Geek. They have a class on carving pumpkins with power tools.

Marie, Sister #5142

Try everything once and the fun things twice.
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dmeyer
Chapter Guru

1088 Posts

Deborah
Jasper Missouri
USA
1088 Posts

Posted - Oct 22 2013 :  04:12:56 AM  Show Profile  Send dmeyer a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Wow! I love your work. It looks as if you have been doing this for a long time. Great job. Deborah

Country Girl Forever
Farmgirl #4099
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mrssarahhall
True Blue Farmgirl

1162 Posts

Sarah
Longmont Colorado
USA
1162 Posts

Posted - Oct 22 2013 :  09:47:03 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks everyone! I have been having a lot of fun with these projects and have ideas for so many more!

CeeJay, did you recognize the hardware on the shelf? Thanks again!

Heather, I would love to see some of your reclaimed projects when you get them out. :)

Sharon, I have thought of doing birdhouses, but am not sure how I will do with the required angular cuts. lol... I may look up some birdhouse blueprints and see what I can figure out. I would love to see what you wind up coming up with.

Sarah
Farmgirl # 5223

All good things are wild and free- Henry David Thoreau

A true friend is one who thinks you are a good egg even if you are a little cracked.
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

11670 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal Washington
USA
11670 Posts

Posted - Oct 23 2013 :  7:28:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wowzers Sarah, you Rock!


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Marybeth
True Blue Farmgirl

6418 Posts

Mary Beth
Stanwood Wa 98292
USA
6418 Posts

Posted - Oct 24 2013 :  09:41:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very good. You have a cool talent. I love the boxes and shelves. MB

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www.day4plus.blogspot.com

"Life may not be the party we hoped for...but while we are here we might as well dance!"
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Ninibini
True Blue Farmgirl

7005 Posts

Nini
Pennsylvania
USA
7005 Posts

Posted - Oct 24 2013 :  09:46:35 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sarah - you are AWESOME!! Such an inspiration to me! You know, I have wanted to do the same for years, but never ventured to try! Grace is right - Wowzers, Sarah! You ROCK!!! Hugs - Nini

Farmgirl Sister #1974

God gave us two hands... one to help ourselves, and one to help others!

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Lavender Rose
True Blue Farmgirl

1931 Posts

Brenda
Jackson MI
USA
1931 Posts

Posted - Nov 15 2013 :  4:36:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just found this GREAT JOB! Sarah. Keep up the good work.

Lavender Rose

Each day we add to our legacy-good or bad. Our Daily Bread
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Killarney
True Blue Farmgirl

3675 Posts

Connie
Arlington TN
USA
3675 Posts

Posted - Nov 15 2013 :  4:40:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow! Sarah! Awesome !!
Connie
Imagine....#3392
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thebyrdhaus
True Blue Farmgirl

520 Posts

Patty
Columbus Oh
USA
520 Posts

Posted - Jul 06 2014 :  04:52:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
These items look awesome. I love recycled wood. I watch for people to throw out old waterbed frames. They have big heavy 2x10,'s or 2x12's. I have been building my raised bed from them. I just ran an ad on craigslist to look for old free privacy fencing. I have an old metal shed that someone gave me. It is in good condition but not pleasing to the eye. I have started covering it with planks from privacy fence.I can hardly wait until I get it done!

Patty #1840

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A rind is a terrible thing to waste. Compost.

When they had all had enough to eat, he said to his disciples, “Gather the pieces that are left over. Let nothing be wasted.”
-Jesus in John 6:12 NIV Bible
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mrssarahhall
True Blue Farmgirl

1162 Posts

Sarah
Longmont Colorado
USA
1162 Posts

Posted - Aug 11 2014 :  08:44:17 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you all! I have so enjoyed working with reclaimed wood! I got a jigsaw for my birthday so I am starting to play around with cutting out shapes in my pieces... currently my shapes are kind of sad looking, but they will get better with time I am sure. :)

Patty, try calling fencing companies in your area. I have had luck, and have even been offered WAY more fencing than I want, by calling the fencing companies around my area. When they tear down an old fence, generally they have to dispose of it and in my experience they are more than willing to allow me to come pick some up, or have even offered to load it up and bring it to my house for me if their job isn't too far away. I bet you could get enough to cover your shed in no time. I can't wait to see pics of it.

Sarah
Farmgirl # 5223

"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone." - Audrey Hepburn

All good things are wild and free- Henry David Thoreau


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mrssarahhall
True Blue Farmgirl

1162 Posts

Sarah
Longmont Colorado
USA
1162 Posts

Posted - Aug 11 2014 :  08:54:20 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A few more fun projects that I came up with using reclaimed wood:

I tore apart and redid the old dog house that was in our yard when we bought the house. Everything I used to do this was reclaimed in one way or another. (Can't wait until we rebuild the old fence in the background... I will have a lot of reclaimed wood to play with then!)


I made some really fun gift boxes after being inspired by some similar that I saw at our local import cheese store:


Craft Room storage solution:


We needed a place to store our table top games, so I got some reclaimed wood from a local "free wood" pile:


And built this chest:


Sarah
Farmgirl # 5223

"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone." - Audrey Hepburn

All good things are wild and free- Henry David Thoreau


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Calicogirl
True Blue Farmgirl

5176 Posts

Sharon
Bruce Crossing Michigan
USA
5176 Posts

Posted - Aug 13 2014 :  06:33:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sarah,

You are awesome!!! Great job, you do fantastic work and are an encouragement for us gals to give our hand at woodwork :) Thanks for sharing!

Farmgirl Sister #5392

By His Grace, For His Glory
~Sharon

http://amerryheartjournal.blogspot.com/
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Ninibini
True Blue Farmgirl

7005 Posts

Nini
Pennsylvania
USA
7005 Posts

Posted - Aug 13 2014 :  09:45:10 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ditto to Sharon! Sarah! You ARE awesome! I love the doggie house and especially love what you did with your Cricut cartridges and crafting supplies... I'm going to have to remember that!!! Thank you for sharing your work with us! You're in inspiration! Hugs - Nini

Farmgirl Sister #1974

God gave us two hands... one to help ourselves, and one to help others!

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Marybeth
True Blue Farmgirl

6418 Posts

Mary Beth
Stanwood Wa 98292
USA
6418 Posts

Posted - Aug 13 2014 :  10:17:40 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I love the chest. We have a free wood place too. They make moldings and have lots of pretty strips of wood. Only problem ya gotta get there first. I need a chest for a camp chest. Bob could do it. He makes so much stuff from old wood. MB

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"Life may not be the party we hoped for...but while we are here we might as well dance!"
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texdane
Farmgirl Legend Chapter Leader Chapter Guru

4204 Posts

Nicole
Sandy Hook CT
USA
4204 Posts

Posted - Aug 14 2014 :  5:23:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sarah,

Holy Moly! Those are some really awesome pieces! Works of art! I love all the pics. Have you thought of doing that as a business? I bet you could make some good money doing that. There is a gentleman in my area making outdoor furniture from free pallets. They are beautiful, but he is making big bucks on his finished projects. You really have a talent. Way to go.

Farmgirl Hugs,
Nicole

Farmgirl Sister #1155
KNITTER, JAM-MAKER AND MOM EXTRAORDINAIRE
Chapter Leader, Connecticut Simpler Life Sisters
Farmgirl of the Month, January 2013

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mrssarahhall
True Blue Farmgirl

1162 Posts

Sarah
Longmont Colorado
USA
1162 Posts

Posted - Aug 17 2014 :  1:31:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow! Thank you for all of your kind words! I am so excited that you all like what I have done. :) I have lots of fun doing it. :)

Nicole,
I haven't sold anything I've made from wood yet, mostly I am just making stuff for our home and gifts, but maybe someday I can try selling something. :)


Sarah
Farmgirl # 5223

"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone." - Audrey Hepburn

All good things are wild and free- Henry David Thoreau


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Dare2BUniquelyMe
Sharpshooter / Chapter Guru

142 Posts

Sherrilyn
Lake Tapps Washington
USA
142 Posts

Posted - Jan 18 2015 :  7:49:29 PM  Show Profile  Send Dare2BUniquelyMe an AOL message  Reply with Quote
All the projects here are so completely wonderful and inspiring. I have started eyeballing some of my storage problems and the used wood pile. I think there will be a few more projects in my future too.

Thanks to all you ladies for being so inspiring!!!!

Sherri
Sister 1350
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