Doug Berch

Dulcimer Maker And Musician

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When Dulcimer Making Takes Over The House

My apprentice sorts sides and backs for the next run of dulcimers.

If you ask me I think lumber adds to the decor....

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10 Comments

  1. Doug Berch

    Our house is about 100 years old and we’ve had some interesting restoration projects going on here from time to time! Glad you like my choices of wood. I always say that the tree does the hard part!

  2. Tom

    It reminds me when we were finishing the baseboard, window, and door trim. Baseboard was 7 inches plus in height. Each piece had three coats of stain and three coats of a sealer. The house was built in 1900. I know it is not quite the same as making dulcimers but I know the feeling. Your wood choice are beautiful.

  3. Doug Berch

    Bernd Krause: My wife is very understanding about all this too. Actually, I think she likes it!

  4. Bernd Krause

    looks like my house. spruce here, walnut there. bubinga in another stack. luckily my family is understanding . kids grew up with wood and dulcimers, finished and partially done everywhere. And of course wood chips and shavings throughout.

  5. Doug Berch

    Joyce Jados: Thanks for the kind words! The dulcimer in the header on my site was made with a very colorful piece of walnut. I just started making another from the same baord.

  6. Joyce Jados

    Is that redwood in the pic on your site? I love that dulcimer!

  7. Doug Berch

    Thanks, Tim. I think there is walnut, cherry, maple and some mahogany in that pile.

  8. Tim Schaiper

    Beautiful wood Doug!

  9. Marge Diamond

    Ohh, I like that…so I am not the only one , but I think I am the messiest one…and am not going to take any pictures..LOL

  10. Terry Duggins

    It a common thing at my house:)

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