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100 year old walnut barn board coffee table

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Project by lance61r posted 06-26-2012 10:23 PM 2091 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My friends entrusted me with 100 year old siding from grandpa’s barn. I guess in some parts of the country walnut was good enough for barn siding. Wow…what a barn. Anyway…they wanted a game table. I couldn’t bring my self to take the rough edges off the walnut, so I built it into the design. The edges on top are left rough…lightly sanded to remove splinters. The bottom shelf has an awesome vein of light that pictures don’t do justice. The games from the same material(not pictured) are cribbage, tic-tac-toe and a peg jump game. Everything is old school, hand rubbed antique oil.





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Oldtool

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#1 posted 06-26-2012 10:55 PM

Really great looking, and great design and build.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#2 posted 06-26-2012 11:42 PM

Man, I love walnut. This is fantastic.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#3 posted 06-26-2012 11:44 PM

Wow… The barn we work in when we go to NY has Hickory flooring upstairs… Wormy Hickory. Amazing what kind of lumber they used back in the day when they cut their own wood for the barns.. Beautiful table!

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#4 posted 06-27-2012 03:02 AM

Beautiful wood and a beautiful table!

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#5 posted 06-27-2012 01:24 PM

Very nice!! Hard to believe walnut for a barn. Welcome to LJ’s.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#6 posted 06-28-2012 03:56 PM

You did your friend’s proud! How did you attattch the top?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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lance61r

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#7 posted 06-29-2012 02:08 AM

Docsavage45, Reluctantly, and hesitantly, I ran 2 stringers short-wise under middle of boards on top. After much consultation with my woodworking mentor, we figured there would be little movement after 100 years.Also, it would be in a mostly controlled environment. Thus, it has been attached with pocket holes. If it fails…I will honor my lifetime guaranty and fix appropriately. It has now gone through a Minnesota winter and is in it’s second Minnesota summer. Thank you and every one for your kind words!

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#8 posted 06-29-2012 02:38 AM

Where in MN? I’m in the lower South East/central near Mankato. It will be tested. LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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lance61r

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#9 posted 06-29-2012 03:00 AM

Doc,
Not too far from you. Near Lakeville.

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#10 posted 06-29-2012 07:51 AM

My office is in ‘Kato, my home is in St.James.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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