Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Recycling old wood beams, going greener!

We're still doing work in the attic. Currently, we are pulling up the old floor boards so that we can eventually insulate in between the floor beams. This takes a lot of work and a lot of banging noise, the cats don't like that much.
Our house was built in 1901, and these boards are 109 years old! All these old floor boards are being re-used not as floors but as.....
FURNITURE!! Daddy bean has been working so hard on this project, he carefully takes the old floor boards, cut them, sand them and made them into this tool bench!He said, every tool bench needs a good peg board to hold all his tools. That's exactly what he did.
The basement is his new happy place. LOL

12 comments:

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Pawesome recykhling!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Goldie, Shade and Banshee said...

Great idea! That bench looks wonderful!

Team Tabby said...

From floorboards into a workbench, that is a very green thing to do. Bravo! Wonderful job on the workspace too.

Gattina said...

I have to send Mr. G over to your Daddy, so that he can see how a nice workshop looks like !

Project Savior said...

The nice thing about making furniture from 100+ year old wood is that wood might be pre-tree farm wood and have grown slower, giving it a tighter grain which is very prized for furniture buffs.

AttieCattie said...

wowee, your daddeh sure is creative...

Cheysuli and gemini said...

What a very nice tool bench you now have.

Angel and Kirby said...

great re-use of old lumber! He did a wonderful job

JB's Big and Small Worlds said...

Wow, that looks like a lot of work ahead of you. We don't like banging either.
--JB

The Kool~Kittie~Krew said...

WAY TO BE GREEN Dad!!!

caspersmom said...

Wow what a lot of creative work going on. Mom likes old houses. She skimmed down to try and find a picture of your house, but no luck. She found a lot of pretty flowers and good food. She really liked the fence you built around the garden. The old wood really made a beautiful bench.

Casper

The Island Cats said...

Wow! That bench is cool!

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