18in Pine Plank Table

A few months ago, we ran into a set of old pine, granary roof board at an auction. As they were stuffed into storage, and it was difficult to see what the boards really were. We got lucky and found that several of the boards were 18in wide and 16ft...

Metal Strapped Mantel

A few months back, I was playing around with integrating old bridge designs with tables. I searched around the net, found lots of great bridge pictures and found a couple of great blacksmiths. Interestingly, rivets, once the mainstay of metal joinery, went out with advent welding. There's only a handful...

Countertop Personality

There was a very nice article produced in the October edition ofMidwest Home Magazine entitled "Countertop Confidential." One of our wood countertops is featured on the 5th page of the article, "Case File: Wood with Spark & Tara Schneider, Webster, Minnesota." The article covered 10 types of countertops including marble,...

Wood Counter – Kitchen

What a fun project! While the pictures show a bit of construction dust, they're still fun to see. Here's a complete kitchen full of reclaimed wood countertops -- Red Oak to be exact. The wood came from the floor joists and secondary studs from an old log cabin. The log...

Wood Countertop-Wine

Normally, I patiently wait for photos from our clients of our finished pieces in their home. I couldn't wait on this one. This is a really neat piece. It's a wood countertop, well actually a woodbartop, with a wine barrel stave leading edge. The edge is accented with original square...

Do-It-Yourself Farm Table

We do most of our work from end-to-end. We dismantle some buildings, build great custom tables (among everything else), finish them in our shop, and then ship 'em whole to the customer. The other day, we had a customer order a 36 by 77 inch white oak table top that...

Three Tables

A conference room table, a side table, and a farm table all made from reclaimed wood from a barn, a log cabin, and a granary. It's amazing what this old wood has to say when put the right hands. A more complete set of pictures is posted in this photo...

Wood Countertop – Oak

More pictures from clients. This one comes from a client near Chicago, Illinois. It's a wood countertop, or bar top, made from reclaimed white oak. It features a "live" edge full of character. The edge is particularly nice because it has lots of worm trails on it as well the...

Barnwood Floor

Spectacular. That's how I'd describe this Minnesota sun room. It's always nice to receive pictures from our clients. This room has a great floor made of old barnwood siding with the red paint side up. It was carefully hand sanded prior to install -- removing the gray, leaving a bit...