|Project by mc269||posted 01-27-2015 03:28 PM||2358 views||2 times favorited||4 comments|
This is my latest project I have been working on. We are in the process of building our new house and this is the centerpiece of our kitchen. This Island is made from reclaimed oak and American chestnut that I have taken out of an old house in the picture above. I used 5/8” wall paneling out of the old house to create a board and batten front for the island to give it that old barn look. Taking care to leave all of the old sawmarks visible, I skipped the planer and went for the sander. Lots of sanding and then it was simply finished with polyurethane.
The top was made from 10/4 rough sawn walnut lumber that I picked up from someone who had this laying in a pile under an old shed. It was in his way and he was planning on burning it for firewood!! The old weathered wood was absolutely beautiful underneath. (I’m still in shock that this was almost burned for firewood) After several glue-ups the top was finished with Waterlox original sealer.
-- Mike Chaffin - Past-Time Woodworks