|Project by mc269||posted 05-21-2014 02:08 AM||1268 views||1 time favorited||4 comments|
I am new to woodworking and have really taken an interest in reclaimed wood products. This was my first big project, a reclaimed farm table made from timbers from an old post office/General store building that once stood on family property. The beams were reclaimed by my great uncle and used to build a barn and I once again reclaimed to build my table for my new house. We are currently building our house about 200 yards from where this building used to stand. All that is left is a few rocks and a square indentation in the ground where it used to stand. I built the frame from oak and the top is made from the reclaimed oak beams. I did lots of sanding on the top careful to leave all of the old saw marks and unique character. The top was finished with polyurethane. One board actually had old carvings in the bottom from a pocket knife, etching the Roman numeral 29. I love having a table like this I made and knowing a little bit of the history behind it.
-- Mike Chaffin - Past-Time Woodworks