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Old Timber Coffee Table

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Project by Faceman_ posted 08-13-2014 02:56 AM 1259 views 4 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend remodeled his home from the early 1900s and discovered old beams within the house. It appeared they reclaimed wood from a barn to build his home. His floor joists were 6×6 with mortises through out the beams and tenons on the ends. I took a cut off from one of these beams, about a foot and half tall, and placed it as a decorative item (it still has giant nails sticking through the top and even a cloth wire through the center).

This coffee table is made from the wall studs which were most likely cut at the time the home was built. They range in size but are mainly are 2.5” thick by roughly 4”. I’ve since given the table top to another friend (the owner of the beams didn’t want his wife seeing the table because then she’d want one and he wasn’t having that) but it’s roughly 2’4” x 4’. Oak dowels (darkened with rusty vinegar) and wood glue construction with a polyacrylic coating.





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#1 posted 08-13-2014 07:57 AM

Real nice job, looks good!

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#2 posted 08-13-2014 08:41 AM

Very nice job putting it together. Nice finish.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 08-13-2014 10:11 AM

Well done love the look…...

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 08-13-2014 11:43 AM

love it, very well done.

-- Steve

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#5 posted 08-13-2014 11:57 AM

Good job leaving all the character in the wood arranging the order.

-- --Dale Page

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#6 posted 08-13-2014 03:40 PM

That’s some beautiful work there..

-- Sam from Chicago, Illinois

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#7 posted 08-13-2014 11:22 PM

beautiful.nice work!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#8 posted 08-14-2014 02:20 AM

That is absolutely awesome! Love the rustic character of the wood. Great job

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#9 posted 08-15-2014 01:05 AM

Thanks guys, appreciate the comments.

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#10 posted 08-19-2014 07:54 PM

I love the look. Beautiful table!

-- Marty, Ohio

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