|Project by daverose||posted 12-20-2011 05:12 PM||2650 views||7 times favorited||6 comments|
Just signed up so here is my first post.
Friend of mine’s father owns a farm north of Toronto as he was pulling down the old barn. We went in and rescued a bunch of of old barn board as well as some beat up old 2×10 pine joists (full size 2×10’s like the old days) that his father had been using as a work bench. He swore they were elm. Once I scraped off all the oil and dirt and pulled all the nails out I realized they were pine but there was some quite pretty grain and color underneath. Not having the tools to reduce the size of the lumber I decided to go chunky and thick with the design. The legs are 2 pieces glued together and measure 3”x3” The top is 1 3/4” thick. All mortise/tenon joints except the top which is screwed to the base. There are a few drill holes left from it’s work bench days which I decided to leave and I finished it with Watco Danish Oil. It’s amazing how much sap was left in the wood in spite of it being probably 80+ years old. It took me about 2 hours with q-tips and mineral spirits to get my planer clean after I was done! It sits on my front porch in summer.
My friend clad his new deck in the barn board. Looks awesome!