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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-08-2016, 08:04 PM Thread Starter
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I don't understand this attraction with this barn wood stuff.

I made a closet door for this gal out of barn wood to look like an old barn door, and now she wanted a frame for her mirror, made out of the same wood.

its a pain to deal with, nothing is straight, or the same thickness.

I hope this fad goes away soon.
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Here in the Midwest that fad started about 40 years ago. It seems to have died off some what but every now and then it raises its ugly head. For a while people used it to finish basement family rooms. Not me.

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pick a side and stay w/ it...
let everything else fall where it may...

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

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I'm with you, Danny. I can see using driftwood coloured stain, but rough barnwood ...in a bedroom ofr dressing room?! Yikes!
First time the lady of the house snags a $200 blouse or sweater... &^%%$^*!!!!
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Every one has different tastes. I've been asked to do stuff that I personally hated so much I didn't want to do it but it was often family
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Taking some wood that no longer serves a purpose and then giving it a whole new meaningful life, definitely worth doing. N
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I won't have "barn wood" around the shop...stuff is just asking for trouble, glue won't hold, fasteners won't hold, dowels are useless. It falls in the same category as painting anything made of wood. We have folks around here painting vinyl clad particle board and MDF and claiming to have "refinished" it or to top it off, they claim to "build" furniture.
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I have orders right now for two large reclaimed wood mirror frames. They're not fun but I charge more for them and know it's worth it. The thing about working with weathered barnwood is that the customer almost always says "oh, I thought it would be a bit more (or less) rustic than that".
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I have no opinion on people and their love for barn wood, I just wanted to comment on your craftsmanship.

Very nice work Danny.


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Yeah. It sure seems silly to me. Let's not forget the missed nail that takes out a perfectly good saw blade. I think the attraction to people is what it represents - some sort of low impact living. Recycle/reuse, While I am big fan of that in general, I feel no need to be building with questionable wood.

It's kind of funny, my sister-in-law had an old barn on their old family farmstead. People were asking her to buy the barn for the wood. She said no but this spring, it collapsed in a storm and now she has to pay to get it cleaned up. Some people's timing is just off...

And, Joe, painting is one of those things that makes me cringe. I'm finishing up a little nightstand that my wife just wanted to have painted. So I did it but absolutely hate doing it. Beats the alternative - a "cute little table from Target". I looked at it - sloppy crap, more glue than wood & wouldn't last 5 years. The one I built will go a couple hundred, at least.

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