|Project by Iver||posted 11-06-2014 10:21 PM||901 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
6 months ago my girlfriend and i decided our coffee table was too small, too low and the wrong shape for our couch.
After a lot of talking and drawing we decided i should make one. We agreed on a few criteria; rough shape, rectangular, crude made, light color and most importantly it had to be recycled from old wood (thereby making it free as well)
So i started digging around in my childhood home, a 17th century farmhouse(rebuild and restored twice since.) My dad usually has old scraps lying around in the barn or in the shed.
Low and behold i found a very special piece of wood, an old Pine beam from the house (the type is called reglar in danish) It was filled brackets nails and screws.. But after cleaning of the metal and planing all sides, something cool appeared. The many years of wear and tear had given the wood a lot of character.
since the end product had to be crude, i challenged myself i another way. I did everything by hand, and put everything together with hand cut dowels.
At the end it came out quite nice. It’s rough and bulky, as was the design.
To keep with the feel of the project i didn’t lacquer the table.. Instead i used cold pressed linseed oil so the wood gets that deep glow instead of the shiny lacquer look.
Please let me know what you guys think..