Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Reclaimed Wood Sofa Table

So, when you have a college student who is an architecture student and who is poor and needs money, what does he do?

Over the Christmas break he builds a fantastic table to sell in mom's booth.

Sofa table made with four different types of reclaimed wood

And he builds it with great detail that he enjoys meticulously working on.  He used four different types of reclaimed wood.

He used old fence boards ripped down to make the mountains because he liked the dark color of the wood.
Mountains made from salvaged wood
He filled in the rest of the background with lath from our 1931 schoolhouse. 
Table made from pallets, lath, fence boards and barn wood
The apron of the table was made with pallet wood from a large, 12 foot pallet.
Table finished with Minwax stain and polyacrylic
The legs and the bottom shelf are made from barn wood. I love the live edge on the bottom shelf of the sofa table.
entry table made with barn wood and pallets and fence boards
To tie the different types of reclaimed wood together on the bottom part of the table, he used Minwax stain in a dark walnut. On the top he applied a couple different colors of Minwax stain on the mountains and a golden oak on the lath.  
Table with a mountain design made from reclaimed wood
A few coats of clear polyacrylic by Minwax finished this piece.
Reclaimed wood table made with pallets and barn wood
Mom is proud, he did a great job and hopefully it will sell quickly and he will have some money in his pocket soon.

21 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous. I love the texture and design. Stunning.

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  2. Looks as if your son has a talent working with wood. Beauty piece.

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    1. Thank you Patricia. I often wonder if he will become a furniture designer--he seems to like it!

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    1. Thanks Miki--I will share your sweet thoughts with the boy!

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  4. Your son is very talented! Beautiful table!

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    1. Thanks Susan, he spent a lot of time on this, but said he enjoyed it!

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  5. Looks amazing! I am sure it will sell fast!

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  6. You started the race years ago Becky...he just won it! The student becomes the teacher! Great job, great parenting!

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    1. Awww, thanks Kathy! I always tried to encourage creativity in my kids. They definitely got their dad'd math genes, so it is fun to see this side coming out too!

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  7. I don't know that I would be able to sell it! I think I would just have to give him the money and keep it for myself. He obviously takes after mom and some lucky girl will one day get an awfully handy guy.

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    1. Ha-ha, I know, it is beautiful. Problem is, mom and dad already give him plenty of money ;). He needs some from an outside source!

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  8. Becky, the table is beautiful! WOW! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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    1. Thanks Cindy! It is fun to see him work and create.

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  9. What a beautiful piece and a creative mind you son is blessed with. I'm sure you are a proud "mama".

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  10. I love love love LOVE your reclaimed wood chairs! Just gorgeous!

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Thanks so much for taking the time to comment, I really appreciate your kind words!

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