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Reclaimed Barn Beam Table with Hand hewn legs

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Project by LoganN posted 08-03-2016 02:59 AM 1244 views 7 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Friends of ours wanted a reclaimed table and another friend had harvested some beams from an old barn. We decided on a breadboard top for this and I got to use my new domino joiner.
The legs are awesome – I used hand hewn beams that I cut to length with my chainsaw. I then used a technique to split the beams lengthwise. I used a circular saw and a jig to cut dadoes down each side, directly across from each other and then my sawzall to cut the rest out. I then planed each side (I actually did an instructable on how to do it with regular width boards).
Hope you all like it!





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#1 posted 08-03-2016 07:31 AM

Sturdy stuff – love the legs

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#2 posted 08-03-2016 07:54 AM

Nice work,

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 08-03-2016 10:51 AM

Looks great. I just wouldn’t want to move it.

-- Schooled in the advanced art of sawdust and woodchip manufacturing.

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#4 posted 08-03-2016 11:49 AM

Looks good.

One question, because I can’t quite tell from the pics. How are you allowing for movement of the top with the breadboard ends? Are inner Dominos glued in with the outer ones being loose in oversized slots or did you use some other method.

-- In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Thomas Jefferson

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#5 posted 08-03-2016 12:39 PM

JimRochester – its HEAVY! 2 inch thick on the top and the base is 8.5 inches wide! I hope they don’t want to move it. I had to come up with an innovative way to attach the top and allow for some wood movement. I’ll tell you about it next time we talk

JayT – that is exactly what I did.

Thanks all for looking!

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#6 posted 08-03-2016 02:55 PM

Good design. I like the heavy look .

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#7 posted 08-03-2016 04:53 PM

A great save and a super table!

Also just happens to be sturdy too.

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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#8 posted 08-03-2016 06:44 PM

This table is a real beauty. It’s very impressive.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#9 posted 08-03-2016 09:15 PM

You should have made it beefier.

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#10 posted 08-04-2016 12:37 AM

Very good looking, and beefy looking table! I like that you were able to salvage those old boards, and keep their history and rustic nature intact—well done!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#11 posted 08-04-2016 05:29 PM

I love this table. I have one to build after we have some cold weather. I have to tear down a slave house to get the materials. I don’t like snakes or wasp.

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#12 posted 08-05-2016 04:33 AM

Thank you all for the great comments!

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