90 Year Old Farm House Makes Dining Table

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Project by Cater posted 297 days ago 1573 views 10 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project starts with me finding some reclaimed wood on Craigslist. I went to buy only a few pieces to bring home for a small project, but then the salvage guy made me a deal that I couldn’t refuse. He needed the wood off of his trailer and actually offered to drive 40 + miles to deliver it onto my driveway at no extra charge. I decided to make a Tuscan style rustic farm table that could sit 10 comfortably and 12 with two people at each end. I wanted to use the 6×6’s at the top of the table, and selected the 3 best, re-sawing them down to 3×6. I left the original circular saw blade marks, nail holes and cracks in the wood, working around them, as the real character and the story of the wood lives in these markings.

-- Reclaimed Wood blog

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#1 posted 296 days ago

Very nice, great job!! Welcome to LJ’s and thanks for posting.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#2 posted 296 days ago

Excellent! I really like reclaimed wood and you did all of that lumber justice. The texture of it all bring it to another level IMO.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#3 posted 296 days ago

Nice table and great use or reclaimed wood. I really like the finish.

-- "It's always a good idea to copy a good (wood project) idea" author unknown

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#4 posted 296 days ago

Very nice!

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#5 posted 296 days ago

If that table could talk….... Looks nice, well built and by the looks of it…Heavy. I like the style , thanks for sharing.

-- Doug

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#6 posted 296 days ago

Great job. Welcome to LJ’s

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#7 posted 296 days ago

Now that’s a table that makes a statement! Nice job.

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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#8 posted 296 days ago

Very nice! Has a nice warmth to it…charm… if you will.
I love the mill marks and the story behind it.

-- I cut it twice and it's still too short!

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#9 posted 296 days ago

Love the texture and patina.


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#10 posted 295 days ago

Magnificent table! The wood has lots of character. Great design, like those legs. Great job!

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#11 posted 295 days ago

What type of finish did you use?

-- -Sam - Tampa, FL- "A man who carries a cat by the tail learns somthing he can in no other way" -Mark Twain

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