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This Is Why You Don't Throw Wood Away!

Sunday, 18 September 2016  |  Stuart

The builders mocked me. My friends mocked me. Even my wife and children rolled their eyes. But this is why I didn't want to throw away all the old 1960's timbers from the old house. A lot of it was a bit rotten and woodwormy, but there were some good bits!

After a year mellowing nicely to a refined patinated state (ie going green and mossy in a wet pile in the garden) I have finally dragged some of the 8x2 inch timbers out, dried them out, given them a quick sand and whizzed the nails with an angle grinder and knocked up some simple ladder-frame bookshelves. Nothing fancy, but they fit very nicely in the overall look of the downstairs.

And best of all, they are free!

Reclaimed floor joists from the old house made into new bookshelves