|Project by BeachedBones||posted 07-26-2010 03:19 AM||4478 views||2 times favorited||7 comments|
As luck would have it, I managed to snag another piece of old cedar barn wood from the same place as before. Since I love the coffee table I made from the last one, I thought hey! why not make a second for the other room?
This is how the beam looked,just cut to size and placed together. Pretty ugly with orange paint drips,water stains and the like. This beam had luckily already been planed down for me, the last one was still rough sawn and covered with paint when I got it.
It looks much better now IMHO, I absolutely love the character you get out of these old beams, with the nail hole stains, dents dings, discoloration and the patina of age.
It’s built just like the other one, 3” thick top and legs, friction-fit dowels hold the top and bottom together so they can be knocked off for transport. The only real difference from the old was is that I inlaid a couple pieces of scrap I had lying around. (Recycled door casing I think) I think it adds just enough without distracting from the beam.
It’s finished with tung oil and paste wax to “wake up” the character in the wood.
You can see in one of the legs and the top, there is a hole drilled for running wiring for the old building, there is still some white paint in there from the barn color.
-- You know.... I think that old wood needs to be furniture.