Asked on Jun 9, 2013

Barn wood

PaulLeeAnn GerlemanCharity Maher


have any idea's for old barn wood. I have some 12" X 12' . I wood like to reclaim. Have planed some. grain is great but want to leave some natural
9 answers
  • Debbie Moore
    on Jun 9, 2013

    Yes it makes awesome frames for canvas art. It is also fantastic for word sayings. How much are you asking for a piece say 4' long?

  • Delores Wilson
    on Jun 10, 2013

    This wood Is valuable to people for sentimental reasons. I would take some the natural wood, seal it with a clear sealant, frame it and make a name plaque for the front of your home or hang on a mental frame in the yard or garden. You could make a matching house number too.

  • Andrea Vesque
    on Jun 10, 2013

    That sounds cool. This sounds like just what I am looking for. I talked with Ed last night. (My partner) We'll take several different shots of the wood. Some have different colors, some with moss, etc. It sounds like we might be able to barter. Just your ideas are worth the wood. When I moved here(Vail) bartering was the way we all made ends meet. I once bought an aluminum boat for 6 and 1/2 pigs. Ill let you know soon. I might need to ask you to pay for the shipping

  • Jeanette S
    on Jun 10, 2013

    These made exquisite country side with a bench and the other side for chairs!

  • Andrea Vesque
    on Jun 10, 2013

    Thanks for the answers, but I'm still hoping for more ideas.

  • Hugh Foshee
    on Jun 10, 2013

    Plaques from old wood are great for inside as well. They can be scriped on, painted to match color scheme, cover one wall in a room-painted, stained or just sealed. I like the idea of the outdoor sign-actually all comments are good. I recently had a barn destroyed by a tornado and have plenty of barnwood!

  • Charity Maher
    on Nov 19, 2015

    I just made a 4 ft plaque out of a barnboard from our family's old barn with my last name on it for a heritage wall of 7 generations of pics! LOVE it!

  • LeeAnn Gerleman
    on May 6, 2016

    I make a rustic table that everybody has loved, so I've made about 8 of them for family members. Its made out of 2x10s 42" long. I make a square using l brackets to hold the bottom together, and I screw the top 2x8 or 2 x10s down with torq screws. then I put big wheels underneath it, stain the whole thing walnut brown, I have made a 36" wide one for my grandson, who puts all of his gaming stuff on the bottom shelf, made one for my granddaughter who put her TV on it, everybody seems to love them. And I can go to my local lumber yard and they cut the pieces for me. top shelf is 2" lumber, (2) 2x8 or 2x10, for the top, the same for the bottom, and two end pieces of 15" to fit on the ends. I finally got smart and stained it all before putting it together, so I don't have little corners missing stain. they're fun to make . I couldn't find a picture tho

    , similar to this with industrial wheels on the bottom
  • Paul
    on Oct 6, 2016

    Andrea, You can get the patina back after planing by putting on some Pioneer Wood Patina. Click my profile to check out a project which does just this sort of thing.

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