|Project by jeffswildwood||posted 07-21-2016 12:47 PM||617 views||0 times favorited||11 comments|
This is a small porch table I recently built for my Sister in law. Her and my brother in law recently built a new cabin and took down the old one. we don’t know the age or species of wood but it was purchased in the 1980’s and was old then. Bought from an elderly man that was living in it in his 70’s at the time if that is any indication. They had quite a bit of wood that they salvaged from the take down. It was not built from logs but from cut wood planks. They brought me a bunch and asked if I could build some things from the wood for sentimental reasons and I said I would give it a try.
I had to dig through the pile to find good pieces, sometimes a little from this board and a little from that board. I left the wood as is to keep the original look. Assembled mostly with finishing nails counter sunk to hide them and adding some screws for strength. I originally wanted to miter the corners to hide any cuts but with varying thickness and bows I chose not to. In hind sight I wish I had. If you look closely, the original saw marks are visible on several of the boards. They were both thrilled with the finished project and although I thought it would be nice on a porch, they chose to use it inside their new cabin to match their rustic theme.
A fun build and with more wood left over I have some more ideas in the works. Thanks for looking.
-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".