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!