Reclaimed White Oak Beam Bench

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Project by michaelray posted 09-17-2015 03:05 PM 2558 views 4 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.


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

Awesome chunk of Oak! What does that bench weigh?

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

It’s beautiful in it’s simplicity.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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

I wood love to have a beam like that

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

Love it, love it !!

-- jerry

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

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

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#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

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#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.

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

could probably sell that for $800 on etsy!

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#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.


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#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 !"

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#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.

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