LumberJocks

100 yr old barn wood turned into end tables for charity

  • Advertise with us
Project by Tim Christensen posted 137 days ago 749 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Good friend of mine had some pretty severe heart issues and about died. They are having a silent auction to help raise money to cover the hospital bills. I wanted to build something bigger but I ran out of time. We had one of these under the couch end table thingies (came up with that name myself) we bought quite a few years back and I thought it would only take an afternoon to build one and they are pretty practical. Once I got started I thought it would be just as easy to build two! More money for my buddy!

The second picture is the before pic of the wood. A lot of the wood was cracked down the middle so I had to cut them down to about 3 inch boards after I cleaned them up. Used biscuits to glue up the tops and pocket holes to hold most of it together.

Little bit of stain and three coats of poly made the old wood shine. as you can see the old nail holes and bug holes really added to the look.

The last picture Is the reason why I didn’t have a lot of time! All the extra help in the shop tends to take a little longer!! Wouldn’t trade the help for anything though!

-- Tim C., Sgt. Bluff, Iowa.





8 comments so far

View wseand's profile

wseand

2116 posts in 1642 days


#1 posted 137 days ago

The tables are real nice and sorry to hear about your friends Heart Problems.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

View CFrye's profile (online now)

CFrye

2543 posts in 441 days


#2 posted 137 days ago

Good job on the tables and helping your friend! Great looking shop helper too!

-- God bless, Candy

View mcoyfrog's profile

mcoyfrog

2885 posts in 2195 days


#3 posted 136 days ago

Great idea, and for a good cause too. Hope all goes well with your friend

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

View Smitty_Cabinetshop's profile

Smitty_Cabinetshop

9591 posts in 1219 days


#4 posted 136 days ago

Very nice tables, hope they bring great $ for the cause!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

View MarkTheFiddler's profile

MarkTheFiddler

1728 posts in 789 days


#5 posted 136 days ago

I really like the care you took to preserve the character of the barn wood. Great job!

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

View NormG's profile

NormG

3998 posts in 1605 days


#6 posted 136 days ago

Wonderful job and for a worthy cause

-- Norman

View medsker's profile

medsker

111 posts in 1152 days


#7 posted 136 days ago

Great idea and for a good cause. I love seeing old things get turned in to something new. Great project.

View R_Stad's profile

R_Stad

146 posts in 444 days


#8 posted 135 days ago

Good work all around. Fantastic smile on your helper. Well done.

-- Rod - Oregon

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase