This oversized reclaimed barn wood dining table measures a whopping 96″ by 54″ – that’s quite a dining room table, with seating options to easily fit ten people. You can comfortably sit three adults on each side of the table, while also accommodating two adults on each end. In a pinch, you could actually fit four adults on each side of this table while having the two still sit at the ends; having four kids on the sides would not be a problem at all.
This table top was constructed from 2×6 and 2×8 beams, while the base was built out of 4×6 and 4×4 posts. I believe “behemoth” may be a proper word to describe it, as I even had to deliver the top in multiple pieces and assemble it on site. The benches were also constructed mostly from 2×6 beams harvested from the same barn as the material used in the table itself. We added a light coat of Provinicial stain to help bring out some uniformity in the color, and finished with a few coats of liquid wax to help protect the table. We informed the client of the trade offs of using a wax instead of a polyurethane, but they really preferred the “softness” of the wax finish and understood that they will have to reapply every year.
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