Friday, February 13, 2015

Barn Wood Coffee Table and "The Change"

What do you do when life (or a good friend) gives you barn wood?  You build.  Earlier in the week I did so much building in one day that I had a blister on my hand from the drill. One item I put together was this coffee table/bench.
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Sometimes I wonder if I am going through "the change".  I am getting older, nearing 50 and I suppose it might be inevitable.  Yes, I might be changing...changing my paint everything ways and instead leaving more and more items in their natural state.  After all, with this older age does come less estrogen which means I might be thinking more like a man and could be developing the, "It is wood, why would you paint it?" attitude.

But, seriously, look at this lovely weathered wood with moss on it.  How could I sand or paint it?
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I couldn't, right? So I didn't.  This did start out as a coat rack/shelf.  But, the coat rack design was going to cover up too much wood, so after cutting all of the slats I decided it needed to become a table.  I connected the boards with pallet 2x4's underneath.  
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I then added sides, connecting the short sides first, and then the long sides.
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Legs with a crossbar for more strength and stability finished the piece.  
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I didn't sand at all but, I did add three light coats of a clear spray to help seal the moss on the wood.
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Yep, my old lady manly self loves the natural wood.  Change is good sometimes! 


  1. Oh this is fantastic! I'd keep the moss, too ;)

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  3. Hi!!!!! I love it!!!!! Love the moss too!!!!!

  4. Your table look great, moss and all! I love anything made from old wood.

  5. This turned out beautifully, Becky! I agree...sometimes I love the beautiful old wood just the way it is!

  6. solid and awesome!

  7. Ahh naturally perfect Becky! Sometimes you just have to leave it and I think you made the right choice! But I love your colorful painting too. :)

  8. Girrrrlll... I am praying for "the change"... Anytime it's ready... So am I

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  10. You make so Natural .you din't used any color . i like your post and wait for next. woodworkingbuddy


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