Reclaimed Barn Board Coffee Table

  • Advertise with us
Project by Ben posted 10-21-2016 07:24 PM 1290 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.

-- Woodworking minus patience equals firewood

9 comments so far

View rhybeka's profile


4436 posts in 3363 days

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

very nice!

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

View pottz's profile


3858 posts in 1226 days

#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.

View BurlyBob's profile


6033 posts in 2507 days

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

That is really an eye catcher and very attractive.

View oldnovice's profile


7380 posts in 3609 days

#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!"

View recycle1943's profile


2643 posts in 1864 days

#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

View david38's profile


3518 posts in 2585 days

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

looks nice

View ralbuck's profile


5556 posts in 2508 days

#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!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

View Bud_3's profile


870 posts in 1466 days

#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...

View Bryan's profile


21 posts in 1486 days

#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.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics