Reclaimed Barn Board Coffee Table

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Project by 865 posted 10-21-2016 07:24 PM 896 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m posting this one for my brother, hopefully he joins lumberjocks as he is much more talented than I.

This project is made out of old 6” barn board, a sheet of 3/4 plywood, and an old 6×6 beam. I have a large open great room and wanted a large coffee table to play board games on. I initially wanted a 6’x6’ coffee table but I soon scaled it down to 4’x4’ which is lots big enough. To build the top, I started out with a 4’x4’ piece of plywood and drew on the herringbone pattern. I took the 6” boards and ripped them in half to remove some cupping in the old boards, then planned the bottom side to get a uniform thickness. Once I had a good thickness, each piece was run through the planner with the top up to expose some new wood and expose the grain, that’s what gives it the unique appearance and varying colours. Each peice was glued onto the plywood to get a tight fit between each joint. The same process was followed on the bottom along with attaching the 6’x6’ legs. To cap the edges I used black cherry. The bottom, legs and black cherry is finished with polyurethane. The top is finished with 2 part epoxy.

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#1 posted 10-21-2016 07:38 PM

very nice!

-- Beka/Becky - aspiring jill of all trades, still learning to not read the directions.

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#2 posted 10-21-2016 10:40 PM

hey tell your brother to get his ass on here now!-lol.the more the merrier,welcome to lumber jocks.nice looking table by the way.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#3 posted 10-21-2016 11:47 PM

That is really an eye catcher and very attractive.

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#4 posted 10-22-2016 05:22 AM

WOW, just beautiful and it’s reclaimed wood too!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#5 posted 10-22-2016 12:39 PM

I like it A LOT !

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#6 posted 10-22-2016 02:00 PM

looks nice

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#7 posted 10-22-2016 06:13 PM

Very well done and has the added benefit of being a salvage project!

It would be great from new wood; but would not have the character and mystique about it!

-- just rjR

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#8 posted 10-23-2016 08:34 AM

Perfect table,one like for the finish as well.

-- Personality and character of a man is like wood,must polish it to shine...

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#9 posted 10-25-2016 08:48 PM

Very nice use and design using reclaimed wood

-- No man is an island but some of us like being a peninsula.

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