Farm House Table

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Project by dvd812 posted 11-07-2013 02:47 AM 2368 views 10 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

All lumber used for this table came from a local farm that the owner was born and raised in. Her parents passed away and she inherited it. Her husband decided before it was demolished he wanted to use the wood for a present for her to keep those memories alive. She is 65 years old and her parents built the house when they were in their mid 20s. A lot of history in that house. The legs are 4” x 4”, the top is 3/4” thick. I added the 1” strip down the outer edge for more support. This is the first time I tried an under lapping bread board on the ends. It didn’t turn out to well. He liked it so I was in the good with him, lol ! The table measures 6’ x 40” wide x 30” high. Very light sanding and not to dark of a stain. It was the patina of the wood that gave this table it’s rustic look. Wished I had more of this wood to work with. But he is not letting any of it go.
Thanks for looking!

-- Do all things to the Glory of God.

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#1 posted 11-07-2013 10:08 AM

Awesome, we regret not thinking of having them save some wood from Blondies parents farm in upstate New York when they rebuilt it. Great looking table witht he barn wood.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 11-07-2013 10:21 AM

Great work. Really like it.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 11-07-2013 02:13 PM

Well done!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#4 posted 11-07-2013 03:13 PM

I absolutely love your table! I’ve tried working with reclaimed lumber and I find it challenging in a number of ways.

Was this raw lumber or was it part of the structure? One of the things I find difficult is dealing with fresh cuts juxtaposed to the worn and beaten surfaces, not to mention the lack of patina.

Do you have any thoughts or advice on that?

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#5 posted 11-07-2013 05:02 PM

It looks very old, just like an old antique farm table. You did a nice job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#6 posted 11-07-2013 08:12 PM

Absolutely beautiful table. Great job and what a treasure to have wood like that to work with.

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#7 posted 11-07-2013 09:57 PM

This is really cool. They tore my grandmother’s house down before my brother and I could get some wood. When we said we wanted wood from the barn, when they tear it down. Maybe they will tell us. Her husband did a good thing, and you did a good job.

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#8 posted 11-08-2013 02:20 AM

Thanks to all for your encouraging comments. I do enjoy the opportunity to work with aged lumber and find it a challenge at times. The lumber is worn, crooked, out of square, scarred, some signs of rot, and termites. But having patience, determination, and the foresight of seeing the end result of a finished work looking like something worth having, seeing the end is very satisfying. Like the work God has started in us, seeing what the end for us could and should be.

-- Do all things to the Glory of God.

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#9 posted 11-11-2013 03:37 PM

Looks good and solid. Like the rustic look and the finish. Great job!

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