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Lately I have been on a barn wood table kick. I had some barn wood I received from a tear down I did and built a side table on an antique sewing machine base. Recently I purchased some more barn wood, but this was a different type. This was that brown rough sawn true 1″ thick boards from a 120+ plus year old barn.

For a different look, I mounted the boards on an angle to a 1/2″ piece of plywood. I find this easier when doing angles.

After trimming the sides back to square, I sanded down the top. I was concerned since I did not want to lose that rich patina hue, but the boards were very rough and I felt it needed some leveling. I also hoped the poly would do some filling of the surface.

While researching barn wood tables I liked the look of the gloss finish. I know it tends to look plastic but with this type wood it also looks very nice. I went with a gloss water based poly.

I was quite pleased with the finished product. I added a rough sawn cedar skirt to the table to give it a more professional look, rather then just a piece of wood on a base. Made the skirt “shabby chic” and here is the finished project. Hope you enjoy.

Oh, this one was made for the consignment shop I am now doing business with. The first one sold quickly, hope this does as well.

-- Jim, Tinley Park, IL http://jbuda.net





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cnarf

38 posts in 641 days


#1 posted 343 days ago

Looks great. You have given me some ideas for 2 similar frames.

-- cnarf, Ireland

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jimmyb

172 posts in 496 days


#2 posted 343 days ago

Excellent. That’s what we are all about, exchanging ideas and info.

-- Jim, Tinley Park, IL http://jbuda.net

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savan

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#3 posted 342 days ago

Cool! I saw this and immediately grabbed an old sewing machine from CL :)

just now!

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jimmyb

172 posts in 496 days


#4 posted 342 days ago

Great savan and the funny thing is, as a fixed up antique sewing machine, you can get about $100 to $125. As a side table we are getting $185.

Go figure.

I buy the machines for $20 to $35 and then scrap the internals and make the tables. I did list the sewing machine heads in ebay and got a starting bid of $10 for one, so my cost just went down for the table :)

-- Jim, Tinley Park, IL http://jbuda.net

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Marty Smoley

156 posts in 324 days


#5 posted 322 days ago

I love it. I have made a few treadle tables. I think they are very interesting tables. I made mine with pallet wood. I love the angle of the slats. This inspires me to get back to mine. I still have four more treadle bases. Very nice job with the barn wood.

-- Marty, http://www.wickedpiggy.com

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jimmyb

172 posts in 496 days


#6 posted 322 days ago

Thanks Marty.

I have an industrial treadle (black pipe) table in planning very soon with the rest of the same barnwood.

-- Jim, Tinley Park, IL http://jbuda.net

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