Reclaimed White Oak Beam Bench

  • Advertise with us
Project by michaelray posted 09-17-2015 03:05 PM 2182 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A quick project I’ve been thinking about for a while and decided to take some time to knock it out last weekend. 8×8 oak beam from a barn with hairpin legs, used to be one of the main structural supports – 80+ years old. There were some bits of bark still left which I shaved off with a draw knife. Then sanded with a belt sander and followed with a ROS. Seal coat of wipe-on poly. Routed some recesses in the bottom of the beam for the bases on the legs.


11 comments so far

View splintergroup's profile


1245 posts in 890 days

#1 posted 09-17-2015 04:07 PM

Awesome chunk of Oak! What does that bench weigh?

View majuvla's profile


10400 posts in 2535 days

#2 posted 09-17-2015 04:38 PM

It’s beautiful in it’s simplicity.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

View Zaphod07's profile


38 posts in 893 days

#3 posted 09-17-2015 06:50 PM

I wood love to have a beam like that

View weav's profile


130 posts in 2034 days

#4 posted 09-17-2015 11:05 PM

Love it, love it !!

-- jerry

View Chris McDowell's profile

Chris McDowell

643 posts in 1820 days

#5 posted 09-18-2015 01:05 AM

Love it! Looks awesome. Love the look of the saw marks.

-- Chris, , FACEBOOK: , Proverbs 16:9

View Billy E's profile

Billy E

162 posts in 1747 days

#6 posted 09-18-2015 01:19 AM

What a great idea. I love it. Like the earlier poster, if love to know what that weighs

-- Billy, Florence SC

View CincyRW's profile


156 posts in 1318 days

#7 posted 09-18-2015 12:36 PM

That thing is a beast – and its beautiful. I like that you kept it very simple. The wood speaks for itself.

View slopecarver's profile


10 posts in 3092 days

#8 posted 09-18-2015 12:39 PM

could probably sell that for $800 on etsy!

View michaelray's profile


229 posts in 3121 days

#9 posted 09-18-2015 03:42 PM

Thanks for the comments. For those that asked about the weight I really have no idea. If needed I can move it by myself but a using a helper is much better.


View canadianchips's profile


2579 posts in 2664 days

#10 posted 09-18-2015 11:30 PM

Really good bench.
Not many will carry that off to their backyard ?
Like the finish, you left saw marks and poly’d over them.

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

View NormG's profile


5769 posts in 2671 days

#11 posted 09-23-2015 03:38 AM

Enjoy that the milling marks are still visible, thank you for sharing

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics