Plans to Use Our Old Wood

When Charlie took down the old siding before the additions were put on the house we ended up with lots of 65-year-old building material.

Charlie removed our old shingles where the new additions were connected to the old house.
Charlie removed our old shingles where the new additions were connected to the old house.

We got rid of the old asphalt shingles.

Charlie removed all this sheathing from around the house.
Charlie removed all this sheathing from around the house.

Under the shingles, under the tar paper was sheathing.

The new conservatory had lots of vintage sheathing.
The new conservatory had lots of vintage sheathing that needed to be removed..

This we saved.

The lumber has been outside weathering.
The lumber has been outside weathering.

This old sheathing is 1″ by 7+” true.

Old 2 by 4s are actually 2
Old 2 by 4s are actually 2″ by 4″.

Same with the old 2″ by 4″s.

We'd like to build something like this.
We’d like to build something like this.

The plan is to build the conservatory sink vanity from this wood.  I’ll need to strip the nails and maybe sand the wood although I am going for a rustic look.

This is the sink we plan to use on the vanity.
This is the sink we plan to use on the vanity.

We’re going to use the suggestions from here to get started.

What’s your next building project?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

12 thoughts on “Plans to Use Our Old Wood”

      1. LOL I have every faith in you, if I’d seen that picture a year ago its exactly what I would have put in the Designer Bathroom 🙂

  1. I have too many to list…You are so brave to tackle this! It’s going to be amazing. What a lovely home you are creating with your own hands! Good for you! Best to all you do! Koko❀

  2. Isn’t that old dimensional lumber great? We haven’t removed any from our house, but we get to peek at it now and then when we open a wall. Good luck with your project–it’ll look beautiful!

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