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Significant other saw a "hutch" made of old boards and a shutter in a restaurant/shop with a hefty price tag on it. Days later she gave me the specs: Pie safe, old barn boards, rustic look, recycled stuff. So, we have an old (circa 1900) barn that had a part of the lean-to on the back come down in a storm, and I had salvaged and stacked the lumber.

Out came the planer, and off we went. Let me tell you, 100 year old pine is HARD! Surprised me with some of the grain patterns though, and the wife is tickled pink. Only parts not "salvaged were the various screws and the plywood back. Made a bunch of shavings too!
 

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Something I might be concerned about....lead paint on what you didn't remove if this is getting used in the kitchen
Shouldn't be a problem even if it is lead paint, (don't know if that's what's in barn paint). Boards were wire brushed, sanded lightly, then wiped down with mineral spirits. All surfaces got two coats of polyurethane, and the red paint got 3 coats. To boot, shouldn't come in contact with any food anyway.
 
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