30 Jan From Barn to Table
Imagine the “imperfections” that a 150 or even 200 year-old piece of reclaimed wood might have acquired. There may be any number of things from nail holes, saw marks, knots, and splits, to weathering, burns, and water damage. While the story and age are exactly what give the wood so much character and beauty, it doesn’t always make them ideally suited to your fine china or business suits.
There’s a lot of work that goes into transforming reclaimed wood into functional surfaces like table-tops, benches, and vanities. Our table-tops are epoxy filled and sanded by hand to preserve their character and give them new life. Each individual piece of wood is unique from another in its characteristics. Some may require heavy filling and sanding to fix cracks, holes, or heavily weathered grain, while another may only need a light sanding that brings out an old-growth wood grain while maintaining the 150 year old saw marks. The process of doing this by hand makes a big difference in the end result of the piece of furniture and it’s one of the things that sets us apart. Our products are truly custom and one-of-a-kind. Our products go through the hands of craftsmen rather than machines.
The end result is a moisture resistant, smooth surface that’s suitable for every day use. The whole process is truly a craft and an art to bring out the beauty of wood grain while keeping the character and the story. As a result, your dining table is safe for linens, china, and little hands, and your conference table as sophisticated as your business suit.