Kitchen cabinet doors in reclaimed wood (Eastern Hemlock)
In the basement of my house, there was this 80 years old wooden floor (probably Eastern Hemlock) with tongues and grooves. I used this wood for making the kitchen cabinet doors. For the cabinet themselves, we did not have time to build them. So I bought prefabricated kitchen cabinets at Ikea. For the counter I simply used 2 X 3 studs in spruce planed and glued. But to make sure the counter would not lose its shape with time, we passed 3 metal rods with bolts through it. Very economic: 30$.
Step by step
First step: I removed the floor boards. Lots of dust under after 80 years.
Second step: Then I cut the boards roughly and passed them into the planer. Here is the result:
Third step: I jointed the boards together and sticked them with carpenter's glue. There was 24 doors to do. I was jointing a door a day (before going to work). It took me approximatively a month just for jointing.
Fourth step: Here's the result once glued. At this stage, doors are cut on the table saw to their final size.
Fifth step: We subsequently did two grooves in the door to be able to insert a strip of hardwood (maple) which we glued to reinforce the doors and prevent them from curling. Final step: 3 coats of varnish + installation.