Reclaimed Projects

Remember my first reclaimed wood project using boards from an old pallet? Well since then I’ve made a few more and I’ve managed to streamline one step in the process…weathered board acquisition. Literally prying dry, brittle boards off of pallets didn’t make much sense because not only would at least 50% of the boards split but the patina and color aren’t consistent from pallet to pallet. So I did some searching on Craigslist and found a fencing company nearby that sells the old, weathered fence boards that they remove before building a new fence.

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It’s a nearly endless supply and their prices are great, not to mention I can sift through piles of boards to find the exact ones that I want.

This one was made from two wide fence boards for a friend’s nursery {separate post coming soon!}.

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And this was just a small, quick project for a friend back home. I’ve always loved this quote :)

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The next step in making this process faster will be to buy a Silhouette cutting machine, it’s basically like a printer that cuts designs out of paper. With a $300 price tag I’ll be saving my pennies for a while but I’m definitely considering it because I could use it for a million other things too!

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2 Responses to “Reclaimed Projects”

  1. craftymadre Says:

    That’s a great idea!! I kick myself nearly every day for not keeping some of the fence panels when we took our old fence down (but I was getting the yard ready for our backyard wedding- my wife would have killed me). I’ll have to see if there’s a fence place that sells the old ones.

  2. Grandpa R. Says:

    Maybe Ben Could usr some of that in his next Tiny House.
    They really look great.

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