This week we finished up a table we have been working on for some friends of ours. The wood used on the table is from different locations around the midwest. The legs are made up of the beams from a dairy farm in Greenfield, MN, the trestle bar came from Park Falls, WI where my Grandfather handmilled the wood himself before he let it sit in a field to weather the harsh northern winters. Last but not least, the top of the table is made up of wood from a barn in Owatonna, MN, which is seen in the photo below. We are still gathering the history on this barn to understand its past so, stay tuned for more to come!
The following photo is a shot of the table top before we added the finish to it. We are so amazed how a little bit of varnish can transform this old wood. It brings out so many colors and dimensions that truly show the character of the boards.
Finally, a quick peek of the finished table in it's new home. Just in time for the harvest gatherings that fall is sure to bring.