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Glass Top Barnwood Hall Table

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Project by btwood posted 05-26-2009 02:53 AM 1539 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A month ago I got the opportunity to purchase about 28 boards of barnwood and while sorting through the pile I saw this one board and right away I knew what the end project was going to look like. Once I cut the board to size I started my drawings and shortly after I began constructing the table. It measures 52” wide, 13 1/4” deep, by 32” high. It took some figuring out to find a good way to stabilize the “fragile” barnwood. I ended up using liquid nails and a couple (20 or so) drywall screws to secure it to a piece of 3/4” mdf. The glass is rabbeted into the edge trim. The drawers are machine cut dovetails with a chamfered edge detail. Finish was done with a flat black paint, rubbed through, then a cherry gel stain on exposed areas finished off with a few coats of wipe on poly. The base is constructed of solid maple. It was a fun quick project.

-- bt





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#1 posted 05-26-2009 02:56 AM

a great combo of elegant and rustic well done

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#2 posted 05-26-2009 03:19 AM

Very nice imagination!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 05-26-2009 03:33 AM

“Quick” project?! Arg. Great piece. Great use of old wood. I’ve been trying to think of ideas for some old barn wood I have. I like that you get to preserve the original wood while at the same time showcasing it.

-- Don't tell her I'm in the shop!

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#4 posted 05-26-2009 04:35 AM

Now that’s different ….great job and an awesome idea : )

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#5 posted 05-26-2009 06:37 AM

This really caught my eye. The top is such a great display case for that old wood. I really like the simple lines and finish as well. Kudos.

-- GSY from N. Idaho

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#6 posted 05-26-2009 11:02 AM

Nice work, I really like this piece. I do a tremendous amount of work with reclaimed lumber. We recently did a 260” counter top in a home theater out of reclimed chestnut and used 1/2 MDF as a backer as well. I find that I have about a 25% attrition rate with the stuff. It also really tears up my knives and my hands :). I like to run my pieces lightly on the jointer, just enough to get it flat but not enough to take off all of the paint and ageing. after that I flap sand it and shoot it. It really looks nice, especially if the barn was painted red!!!

-- John, Steamboat Springs Co. http://7kcraftsman.blogspot.com/

#7 posted 05-26-2009 08:13 PM

Very well done! You found a great way to use the fragile piece, and show it off as well. Love it!

-- Create with Confidence

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#8 posted 05-26-2009 08:32 PM

looks great from here well done Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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