Sunday, July 5, 2009

"the 45" barnwood coffee table

This table was built from wood salvaged from a cattle barn in Enterprise, AL. Splits in portions of each board rendered them no longer usable in a livestock setting, but instead made them perfect material for a piece of furniture.

The table earned the name "45" since each board has a 45 degree angle on each end, and because the longest boards all measure 45 inches from the long point to the short point.

Even though all of the boards had aged to the same dusty and weather-beaten patina, once they were cleaned and came through the planer it was evident they were not all the same species. Oak, pine, chestnut, and poplar were all used by the original barn carpenters.

20 inches tall, 5 feet 10 inches long, 32 inches wide.

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