Janette Harvey Table November 19th, 2018 - 08:27:47
This reclaimed, farmhouse dining table with some help from my friends at table legs calm, let's get started so I know I want to do a reclaimed top for this table, But I don't really have a place currently that I get reclaimed materials from the last night, we're hunting on Craigslist Facebook and we actually found a Facebook post for a bunch of reclaimed lumber. So I called him this morning set up a time that we could meet and hopefully, they've got some cool materials fingers crossed.
So this place didn't have the biggest selection in the world, but they had great prices and some really unique boards. I came across a pile of old railroad lumber that someone had used as flooring in their barns at a ton of really great character, but it was kind of 50/50 digging through it. Some of it was a little too far gone to use as tabletops, so I dug through it and picked out the best wood that I could find. So obviously, these fours are going to need to be cleaned up a little bit before I use them. The first thing I'm going to do is plan the bottom of the board. This is going to give me a nice clean surface to work with it's also going to make sure that I have a flat surface to reference off of from here on out.
Once I have that all finished I'll flip them over and run the tops of the boards through the planer now I need to make sure and not take off too much material from the top. I want to keep that rustic reclaimed look, but I also want it to be a clean look. I don't want to be y'all gross now. If you don't have a planner, don't worry a belt sander will work it'll just take a little extra elbow grease. Now I knew I was going to be picking up a lot of dust, so I got my battery-powered miter saw from Ryobi and took that outside and I started by cutting everything to rough length. In fact, I cut my boards about a foot long.