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Monday, April 20, 2009

Reclaimed Lumber Table

This table was made out of reclaimed lumber. The gray lumber is from a pergola that was in the elements for about four years. The lumber for the legs was purchased at the Rebuilding Center. The texture and color were very appealing and seemed perfect for turning into an indoor table to support plants under a window sill. I did very little sanding in order to preserve the color. I was really surprised at how quickly this table came together (one day). This was largely due to the rustic nature of the table design. I decided that I would not sand, stain or finish the wood. No glue was used in the construction so that the materials can once again be re-used in the future. The screws are exposed in order to further the effect of the rustic feeling. The barn has been brought inside.


Our United Villages said...

Wow! That's a beautiful table. Way to go! It also looks like it fits perfectly with the guidelines of our ReUse Exhibition and we would love it if you considered sharing this awesome project with others. The event is in celebration of The ReBuilding Center's 11th birthday and it is an opportunity for you to showcase your creative reuse project to the community. You can learn more about it and download a submission form on our website, rebuildingcenter.org/reuse.

I sincerely hope you'll consider submitting--it turned out so well and would be great inspiration for others. The event is on June 11th and the deadline for submitting is May 15th.

Thanks! Hope to hear from you soon!

Kate said...

I still want one for the yard - right where you photographed it, no less. But I like it in the house too. The green plants look awesome on it especially in the western light. You're right - it really does make the dining room table stand out (did you post that one? reclaimed oak table top and constructed mission-y base?)

Jeff said...

Thanks for your comments OUV and Kate!

Kate said...

Congrats on your third-place finish in the ReUse Exhibition!