|Project by Adam||posted 06-19-2014 04:48 PM||2047 views||4 times favorited||5 comments|
A colleague at work was looking for some coffee tables and a side table made of reclaimed barn boards and the price he was being quoted were out of this world. The Lumber that I found was from a barn built over 120 years ago in South Western Ontario (Canada) and it was some costly wood. I built the tables with breadboard ends which were pegged and mortise and tenon Joints throughout. The finish on the top was a pour on epoxy finish, 2 coats to get full coverage and then 3 coats of a matte polyurethane and then rubbed out with wax and 0000 steel wool. I would like to give a big shout out to Paul Lemiski @ Canadian Woodworks who recommended the Mirror Coat Epoxy which worked very well. The base was finished with 8 coats of matte poly as the wood just kept soaking it in. At the end of the day they were very happy with the end result.
Here are some more build pics and as always comments and questions are always welcome.
here is the wood fresh from the barn and pressure washed.
-- Adam, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada