|Project by jimmyb||posted 08-21-2013 08:44 PM||2082 views||6 times favorited||7 comments|
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