Threshing Board Table

I wanted a character filled leave outside table for my pergola. I wanted to use reclaimed boards of some kind. I got estimates starting at $1,000 and I wasn't even sure I liked them. Then - hurray - I found your blog and started browsing through the DIY plans for farmhouse tables. I had a couple of ideas. First, I needed to find the wood. I found the gorgeous (still caked with manure) 2" thick barn threshing boards for a very reasonable price and they were long enough, at 8 feet, for my dream table to start taking shape.

The idea of creating with wood has always appealed to me, but I have never had any idea how to begin. Enter your plans + my lovely friend Lisa and her miter saw. As per the easy to follow instructions I went shopping for the wood. I chose a lovely cedar board which I think will weather nicely without taking away from the great patina on the top of the table.

Again - as per the easy to follow instructions - my friend and I put together the table, cleaned up and popped a bottle of sparkling wine to toast - all in about 3 hours!

BIG thanks to you and your inspiring work!

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
$40. for bottom of table, @$250. for reclaimed wood
Estimated Time Investment
Afternoon Project (3-6 Hours)
Type of Wood
Reclaimed barn threshing boards, cedar untreated
Finish Used
Top finished in a clear marine varnish.
Recommended Skill Level


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