This coffee table is made out of reclaimed wood from the 1800’s and was built without any fasteners. No nails. No screws. Just joinery and wood pegs. The legs are made from reclaimed mortise and tenon barn beams. The legs used to support the structure of a barn for over 100 years. That old wood is now reused in this coffee table and the original markings are all still visible on the wood. Some may see it as a ruff piece of wood, others will see it as a job well done by someone with limited tools and plenty of skill. The original pegged tenons can be seen on the legs as well. Instead of modern nails and screws, these beams were held together with carefully crafted wood pegs. There are also visible craftsman markings on the beams, originally used to mark the location of the mortise holes. instead of using a pencil to mark on the rough wood they would use a knife. This makes them even cooler a century later with them still visible. The cross supports are also barn wood from the 1800s. What’s cool about these supports is that the barn wood was never painted. Ever. It withstood the wind, rain, snow, and anything else Mother Nature could throw at it. The result is a heavily furrowed surface that can tell you stories by just looking at it. I did put a coat of polyurethane on all of the wood to protect it and make it suitable for a modern living room instead of a barn. The shelf across the bottom is a solid metal mesh, also form the 1800s. It came off of an antique milk can holder/stand. In order to keep the milk cold they would put the cans on these racks that sort of looked like benches. The racks could hold three of the large milk cans. This would allow the cold air to circulate around the cans in the coolers or transport trucks. This metal mesh is what the cans would set on. I kept the original rusty patina of the metal but coated it with a lacquer to make it a clean surface. This shelf is a nice accent to the wood and serves as a nice spot to set books, magazines, or other living room decorations. The top is a solid piece of 1/2” thick tempered glass. It’s solid and heavy. It does have a small chip on one side. With previous sales of this style table I have arranged to have the glass made at a local shop close to the buyer and deducted the price of the glass from the purchase price. This has been less expensive that shipping the glass for obvious reasons. This table base is heavy. The glass is heavy. I don’t have an exact weight on it at the moment. But I lift heavy object almost every day and I would estimate it to be 200lbs total. I will deliver this table personally to anywhere within 120miles of Oronoco, MN for $100. Otherwise we need to line up freight, which THE BUYER WILL NEED TO PAY. To do this you can message me with your zip code, I will get a shipping quote, and adjust the price for you to purchase if you agree to the cost.
Table base dimensions 57 3/4”L x 24 1/2”W x 17 1/2”T