Motivated by my shop set up for gluing cabinet doors, I searched my dusty shelves for some raised panels I had cut many years ago but never assembled. The panels were cut from recycled wood, reclaimed from a Frank Lloyd Wright home I worked on years before.
With the doors assembled they needed a place to hang and I found just the piece to build in my copy of Antique Country Furniture of North America and Details of Its Construction, The Pennsylvania German Hanging Cupboard.
In addition to sharing some of my work on WoodDance.com and hosting an archive of tools on ToolboxBlog.com, last year I created a website dedicated to projects from reclaimed and recycled materials, ReclaimedRecycled.com. Continue reading ReclaimedRecycled.com
Here’s another personal project to come out of my shop recently.
While working on a Frank Lloyd Wright home, the homeowner, knowing how much I like Native American art, gave me a painting from her wall. After nearly a decade hanging in my bedroom this painting has grown on me and I decided to make a frame for it.
For the wood, I used pieces of mahogany removed from the same FLW home. The stock is true 5/4 X 12 but riddled with nails, coated with a hardened finish, oils and some exterior stain. Continue reading Framed painting from recycled wood