Reclaimed Barn Beam Dining Table

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Project by LoganN posted 09-01-2014 03:24 PM 3270 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a commission table built of reclaimed barn beams and hand forged metal legs. I did the table top and my friend did the legs. The table top was finished with Danish oil and many coats of polyurethane. The customer wanted an industrial farmhouse table and I talked her into letting my friend do the legs, as opposed to pipe fittings that she originally wanted. The hard part of this is that it is 8 feet long (they have a loft apartment) and planing these down with hand planes was a bit difficult. I like how it turned out a lot, but I know a few things I would do differently next time.

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#1 posted 09-01-2014 03:33 PM

I think you nailed it, industrial farmhouse.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#2 posted 09-01-2014 04:43 PM

Very nice. I hope they like it. One of the reasons I shy away from the bigger projects. Very difficult to work with in a small shop. I think every project I’ve ever done there are things I want to do differently.

-- Schooled in the advanced art of sawdust and woodchip manufacturing.

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#3 posted 09-01-2014 09:08 PM

Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#4 posted 09-01-2014 10:39 PM

I love the table top and the steel legs. I’m a woodworker and a mechanical engineer who has spent 34 years around steel fabrication. I really love the combination of wood and steel….you nailed it my friend. I love everything about it! Added to favorites. Thanks for posting.

-- Steve, South Carolina,

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#5 posted 09-02-2014 01:03 AM

Thanks for the comments guys! Like I said, we are really happy with it. My shop is 1/2 of a double car garage, so this 8’ table is a perfect example of why I put all my big tools and stuff on casters! It was challenging to finish because I used my sprayer in there, leaning the table against the wall, which then precluded me from doing anything else in the shop. I can’t complain though – they loved it and it gave my buddy and I a chance to try something… Which weight be trying again soon!

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#6 posted 09-02-2014 10:53 AM

I really like that you kept the texture in the wood. The color is just right.
Think auto correct got you in your last sentence.LOL

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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#7 posted 09-02-2014 01:54 PM

great looking table

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#8 posted 09-02-2014 04:56 PM

Where are the metal legs from?

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

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#9 posted 09-04-2014 12:39 AM

My partner in the endeavor is a metal worker by trade and hand made them. He did a fantastic job

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#10 posted 09-04-2014 02:07 PM

I reread the description and see that they were custom made…(duh)
I like the combination of steel and reclaimed wood.
Nice table!

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

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#11 posted 09-16-2014 03:58 AM

Stunning table! I love the industrial farmhouse look. Very well done. Seems you and your partner should work together more often. 8)

-- Just A Girl

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#12 posted 09-27-2014 01:16 AM

Thanks! That is definite the hope!

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