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Maker of the Month – March

Congratulations to March’s “Maker of the Month”, Bill Kisner!  

Bill’s winning piece is a hutch he built for his family’s dining room to hold family heirlooms and other special items. According to Bill, it’s made of 99% reclaimed wood from a house that was being demolished and/or wood salvaged from an old barn – the only items purchased were the hinges, the glass for the doors and the lights.

Here are the details of the piece Bill provided:

  • “The inserts in the bottom doors were made from old shutters that I took off the front of the house – I clear coated them to keep all the remaining paint from flaking off.
  • The bottom cabinets work surface was originally a bench seat that was over top of a radiator heater in the house – I removed enough of the original paint to show the beautiful oak wood but left enough paint to maintain the weathered look.
  • The drawer slides are actually the tongue and groove portions ripped off of pine wall boards that covered one of the rooms.
  • All the remaining boards were floorboards from the old barn or shelving of sorts from the house.”


Bill also sent in awesome photos throughout the build to show the process:






Thank you for sharing your craftsmanship with us and the rest of the world, Bill.  Enjoy your new KEEN Utility boots!