We thought it would be cool to do a quick overview of the process that we go through with every reclaimed wood farm table that we build. Building furniture out of reclaimed wood is a tricky process and there's definitely no easy way to do it. From sourcing the wood, to tearing down old houses and barns, to hand picking the right pieces for the specific project we are working on, everyday we are presented with unique challenges. I guess you could say that our job is not a boring one and that's probably what keeps us coming back for more everyday.
Here is a quick overview of our process of building furniture with reclaimed wood.
How we build with reclaimed wood
First, we go out and find an old house or barn that is going to be torn down. This is a house that we recently found that was being demolished and we deconstructed it.
There were some really cool bricks that were in the chimney of this old house. McMillan bricks were produced in Milledgeville, GA from 1883 to 1940. These specific bricks were probably produced in the late 1890's.
Once all of the sanding is done, we start applying the varnish. What type of varnish/stain do we use, you ask? Check out our F.A.Q's to find out.
This is the final product. A farm table and two benches made from historic reclaimed wood. This is the real deal! This isn't something you can buy from a furniture store. From start to finish we transform old dusty wood into heirloom pieces of furniture. We believe that the history of the wood and our story are just the beginning. The other half of the story has yet to be told. The stories that you will share around our tables and the memories that you will create with your family while sitting around this old wood, inspires us to bring the next piece back to life. We are reclaiming history, one table at a time. What story will your table tell?