Barn Door Farm Table

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Project by LightfootLtd posted 10-29-2015 12:07 PM 1245 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This table is made from solid rough-sawn white oak. The top is tong and groove joined to resemble an antique barn door. Prior to staining It was hand-planed, wire brushed and scraped to create a worn texture. The top is a brown color and the base is almost black for contrast. In the top you can see the pegs that hold the frame of the door together, marriage marks used to locate the parts, and a few details to resemble a shadow where the hinges and hardware would have been. While this table never actually was a barn door, it would take a sharp eye to realize it.

The skirt of the table slides into mortises on each leg and two lag screws hold everything tight. This allows for easy removal of the legs.


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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 10-29-2015 01:16 PM

Very nice work. Great design.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 10-29-2015 01:24 PM

This is a very nice table and well done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Garret D., Rock Run

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#3 posted 10-29-2015 01:31 PM

Ohh, I like it. I think the z-brace embedded in the stiles is rather fantastic. What a fine. Good on you for re-purposing this!

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#4 posted 10-29-2015 01:51 PM

Ohh, I like it. I think the z-brace embedded in the stiles is rather fantastic. What a fine. Good on you for re-purposing this!

- Garret D., Level Timber Co.

Thank you!
I guess my faux finish is better than I thought. The top was never actually a door, I made it specifically for this table.


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#5 posted 10-29-2015 05:39 PM

Nice job, I’ve worked with sawmill lumber all my life and I’ve gotta hand it to you, you had me fooled thinking it was rough cut lumber. Beautiful table.

-- Jarrett

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#6 posted 11-14-2015 05:39 AM

wow – nice

-- Troy | | The more I see nature, the more I am amazed at the Creator. - Louis Pasteur

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