Saturday, September 28, 2013

Wooden it be lovely ...

I love rustic wood furniture! So, when a very special Red Oak on our property became a casualty of the drought a couple of years ago, I asked my husband to save the tree trunk. He did just that, and took the behemoth to a saw mill.

The wood was milled into thick sheets that had to dry for a year. Now that the wood is ready for its new calling, I'm seeing photos of glorious rustic tables and finding creative inspiration for putting these beautiful planks to good use.

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Okay, so you didn't have to cut a tree down in your yard. That doesn't mean you can't have a super simple wood table, too. So many tabletops are crafted from old utility spools like the one below.

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I love seeing old doors given new life as well. My personal favorites are the primitive, hand hewn variety that can transform into upcycled beauties for the home.

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A set of legs from IKEA and some scrap heap searching can result in a utterly fabulous DIY table.

May I just say, "thanks, honey." I'm excited to see what becomes of our anniversary Oak Tree and know your craftsmanship will make it an heirloom.

1 comment:

Krystina said...

You all are the best design-build team! Love it!!

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