It also has the coolest grain of any of the old wood we’ve seen. Unfortunately the majority of the header was falling apart and water damaged- if it all looked this great it would still be in the wall:
I was planning to just chop the old wood into pieces for the trash but when I discovered ~8″ of un-rotten, cool looking grain I had to make a few thin slices for fun. Have no idea what to do with them except decorate our dining room picture rail:
Any ideas what to do with these? I should probably look on pinterest or something. (Thanks for creating an addict, Laura.)
Ps: The dining room is still periwinkle, but I love the grey color it is in this iPhone pic. Could it be the sawdust from all my unneccessary chopping?