I started this project with an old school house table. I loved the solid oak base that was hidden under all the thick black paint but the MDF table top, with it’s many names carved in it, had to go. The width of the base had to be changed to accommodate a top large enough for a dining table. I then sanded off enough of that black paint to show off the oak and all its great grain pattern. The top was a bit of a challenge. I wanted to use the tongue and groove fir from my barn wood stash but I had a very small quantity and after cutting off all the extreme damage I had even less. Laying out all the varied lengths had to be planned out well to fit, but it worked…just barely.

Rustic Dining Table Top

Rustic Dining Table Top

Rustic Dining Table

Rustic Dining Table

Buddy also went shopping in the barn wood stash for his project. He used his finds to build a large arrow. He rusted some metal for the backing and installed sockets to light it up. How fun is this light?

Rustic Arrow Light

Rustic Arrow Light