We Did It! Just Fine Tables has built a New Farm Table. This one is unique in that it is built almost exclusively from “Real Reclaimed Wood”. (Yes, the lumber had been used most likely in a building for some tall door facings / openings (i.e. up to 14 ft in length). The lumber was nailed together at 90 degrees / perpendicular and one side ( the obvious outside side) had been painted a dirty green.)
REAL RECLAIMED WOOD FARM TABLE:
The table top and table apron are 100% reclaimed wood. The table legs and some of the supports underneath are “aged lumber” that we had available in our shop. Since, the reclaimed wood was originally painted with an oil-based paint and because the lumber was well aged (i.e. ‘hard as nails’), it was a very simple decision to use an exterior polyurethane as the final finish for the entire table. Using the exterior poly (also good for indoor use) on the table allows it to be used indoors or outdoors, like on a covered porch, and as a result can be enjoyed for generations.
[ SIDE BAR: Please note that the reclaimed lumber was originally obtained to be used to replace a family table top (88″ length) to be rustic with the family’s changes in their newly acquired home. Fortunately, for Just Fine Tables, the family did not accept the price offered by Just Fine Tables to redo their table. Why? Having found the difficulty of taking the nails out of the wood and working with it as hard as it was, the more appropriate price to redo the family’s table top would / should have been at least twice the price offered. (Very happy the family did not accept our offer.) ]
Just Fine Tables has plans to make another table or two with the remaining reclaimed lumber (yes, we have a little more). And, … we also have plans to finally build one of our Classic Farm Tables with some Aged Ash Lumber we stored (3 years in storage) for just such purpose. (This table, when built, will be one that upscale ‘Pottery Barn’ would salivate to have in their inventory. Well…., very likely they would.)
P.S. We made a quick trip to Tennessee over Easter. While there, we found this beauty and have updated it For Sale at Encore Resales.
P.S.S. The Real Reclaimed Farm Table is also currently Available For Sale at Encore Resales.
The Reclaimed Farm Table is displayed in Booth 47 / 469 at Encore. Look for it there… as shown below: