Custom Project: Bruskotter Dining Table
Have we mentioned how much we love building pieces with lumber that has a sentimental value? We got the opportunity to do just that. Our client tore down an old barn on his property that did not meet his needs. He did manage to salvage some of the lumber from the barn and asked us to build a dining table out of it.
This table is counter height (36" tall) which was something a little different for a table of this size. It is 42" wide and 8 feet long, which will provide seating for everyone when entertaining family and friends!
The table top was made out of the floor joists from the hay loft. These boards were pretty eaten up by bugs, since they were over 100 years old. And since no one wants crumbs getting stuck in all of those little holes, we filled everything with epoxy to create a seamless surface. We stained everything dark brown and finished it off with a satin clear coat.
We used the salvaged barn beams for the base of the table. These beams are very chunky - 8"x8" to be exact. We came up with this trestle design to maximize the number of people that can sit around it without people worrying about room for their knees.
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Curious what the barn looked like when it was built? Here are a few pictures that our client shared with us.
Details: Varathane Kona stain; Satin Clear Coat finish