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Alternative Finish Option: ‘Bleached’ Greytone Treatment

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

For over 8 years we’ve offered our ‘greytone treatment’. This was one of the first unique options we offered years ago. This purpose of this option was simple – get a finished [with clearcoat] product that KEEPS the colour/tones of unfinished. Our experienced finisher Kim came up with this option and it has been a successful option for many customers!

was the fact that the unfinished colour still has brown tones. If you take a dry piece of wood and make it wet it darkens up; with authentic reclaimed it darkens up a lot. This is fine and the natural colour is 90% of what our customers love and order. But if you want the colour of unfinished, with no brown tones, it was basically impossible.

We’ve already done a few projects. We did this Toronto desk project using this method [see pics below]: Continue reading

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Barnboard Grey Reclaimed Wood Trestle Tables for a Pool Area

Saturday, June 27, 2020

We custom build & finish reclaimed wood furniture from scratch. The benefit of this is we can make modifications in the process. In this case, the customer wanted a lighter version of our barnboard greytone treatment. We were able to accommodate by doing less applications of the barnboard grey coating. Continue reading

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Reclaimed Wood Consistory Room Table for a Grand Valley Church

Friday, June 26, 2020

Details: 12′ 7 1/2″ Reclaimed Wood Consistory Table – 7′ Wide at Centre – Custom Shape – Original Edges + Distressing Maintained – Hemlock Threshing Floor Construction – Premium epoxy + high gloss polyurethane finish – 3″ Joist Material Plank Posts – www.hdthreshing.com Continue reading

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Custom Reclaimed Wood Platform Bed for a Muskoka Cottage

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Our reclaimed wood beds are heavy-duty built from thick 2″ threshing floor boards. Check out this queen sized bed we made for a Muskoka cottage: Continue reading

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Custom Reclaimed Wood Hutch for Toronto Home

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

A reclaimed wood hutch is a great way to add lots of storage capacity. Our custom hutches can be made of any combination of drawers, doors & shelves. For these we primarily use interior 1′ boards from the barn [grainery board] Our design is very straight lines; and we don’t stain [only natural wood] so these will fit in virtually any style of space. Here’s some pics of one we created for a Toronto home: Continue reading

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Alternative Finish Option: ‘Barnboard’ Greytone Treatment

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

A newer colour/finishing option is our barnboard greytone treatment. We were getting requests for a ‘grey barnboard’ colour more often. The issue – only exterior, heavily distressed boards have this color given their exposure to the sun. Such boards are often too distressed to build solid furniture from.

While not the natural colour, through R&D + trial and error our experienced spray finisher Kim managed to get the colour of exterior boards on the internal boards we use. You’ll still see & feel the original distressing & the tight [old growth] wood grain.

We’ve done a few projects with this option already! Check out this desk project we did for a Toronto office (see pics below): Continue reading

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Reclaimed Wood Cabinet for Toronto Home

Sunday, June 21, 2020

5′ Reclaimed Wood Cabinet – 18″ deep – 27″ height – 2 Doors – Centre Wine Back – 4″x4″ Windbrace Beam Legs on Corners – Original edges & distressing maintained – Premium epoxy + polyurethane finish – Lee Valley Cast Brass Hardware – www.hdthreshing.com Continue reading

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Reclaiming Ontario Barnwood

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Ontario has many beautiful, historic pioneer barns. The process of reclaiming the old wood and preserving the original distressing in our furniture is complicated. In today’s blog post you can see “behind the scenes” of the logistics side of this process. Continue reading

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