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Reclaimed Barn Wood Bar Clamp Tables

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Project by Porter Barn Wood posted 08-26-2012 10:45 PM 4047 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These tables are pieces of 4/4 reclaimed American Chestnut siding that we got from a barn we tore down in PA. It’s an original design of mine for a customer who wanted a reclaimed table they could break down easily for trade shows. It’s welded galvanized pipe with bar clamp heads and caster feet. Two of the casters lock. It’s a simple design and worked well. Pretty sturdy. I laminated the chestnut to a sheet of birch plywood and then framed it all in. I also grinded down some metal folding chairs and spray painted the logo of the company on the chair for looks. Kinda matches the “Industrial” feel.

-- Thomas Porter - Porter Barn Wood





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A Slice of Wood Workshop

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#1 posted 08-27-2012 12:22 AM

Very cool way to mix the metal and wood together.

-- Tim- http://www.asliceofwoodworkshop.com; Twitter-@asliceofwood; Facebook-http://www.facebook.com/asliceofwood

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Tyler

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#2 posted 08-27-2012 02:08 PM

You’re very lucky to have a supply of American Chestnut… that stuff is like gold. I love the look of that table top! Good job.

-- Tyler- Montandon, PA ------ "It aint broke, it just needs fixed!"

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#3 posted 08-27-2012 06:01 PM

Looks nice!

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#4 posted 08-27-2012 06:04 PM

I’ve never seen anything like this! Really fun. Agree with Tyler about the chestnut. I’ve got a few hundred board feet out of sheer luck.

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

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Porter Barn Wood

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#5 posted 08-27-2012 06:58 PM

Yes, it’s really great to work with. We bought a barn that was 90% chestnut. We have about 15,000 board feet of it at the yard. We are picking up an industrial resaw for the shop that we hope to have running soon. We’re going to start offering it in 8/4 and 4/4 s2s soon.

-- Thomas Porter - Porter Barn Wood

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Bertha

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#6 posted 08-27-2012 07:21 PM

15,000 board feet of it at the yard.
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goodness gracious!!! you could pay for the resaw with that;) $15/bf in my area.
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Edit: don’t you love the smell when your milling it?

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

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Porter Barn Wood

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#7 posted 08-27-2012 08:12 PM

We sell it for $7/bf as beams. Resawn we’re probably going to be around $9-10 resawn into s2s lumber.

-- Thomas Porter - Porter Barn Wood

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Buckeyes85

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#8 posted 02-22-2014 01:19 PM

Very nice work. love the use of the clamps – what a cool idea.

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