Coates Cabinetry & Woodworking

A few years ago i had the opportunity to buy old growth Douglas fir vinegar barrels. We milled the 3" thick by 18' long barrels to 1" then tongue & grooved them to create this porch with great character.

Although the boards are T&G we pre drilled, screwed and installed black walnut plugs in the wider boards to avoid cupping  The dark stains are discoloration from the vinegar. although my entire shop smells like salad dressing while working with this beautiful wood, once sealed the smells gone.

The first delivery of vinegar barrels

 How Reclaimed Wood Became a Beautiful Porch
  See how 150 year old reclaimed Douglas Fir is turned into a beautiful porch with Black Walnut plugs.