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Stephen Douglass

All time favorite article/picture set. Just sayin. :)

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I was lucky enough to obtain some wide tongue and groove bead board from an early 1900's building in Galveston, Texas. I plan to use it on one wall in the kitchen, as a wainscote, with a plaster finish on the wall above. Thanks for the tips on penetrating and beeswax finishes!
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Not sure if anyone has mentioned it, but the danger of lead paint in salvaged wood is very high! Please encourage anyone who is considering using chippy old planks/siding/etc. to test for lead! I was determined to use some of our old barn's wonderful white siding in our kitchen renovation--- however it tested STRONGLY for lead. Needless to say, did not want it anywhere in the house!

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