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Farmhouse table

  • November 4, 2016

mafrancisco22
mafrancisco22
mafrancisco22
mafrancisco22

My grandfather was a carpenter; everything that I know about tools and building projects I learned from him. Growing up, I watched him bring home excess materials and bring ideas into fruition. In December of 2015, my grandparents were forced to move out of their summer home on the Delaware River, a home they inhabited for 32 years; to say my poppop loved this house would be an understatement. I helped my grandparents pack up and move. While there, I found built up tongue and grooved boards that I later found out were used for an old factory floor. I brought these boards home and much to my wife’s dismay, they cluttered our garage for a while. My wife and I had been discussing buying a farm house table for ages, but everything we found was too expensive. That’s when I decided to use the salvaged tongue and grooved boards from the river house to build a tabletop. My wife is very proud of this project, and she pushed me to submit this entry. I don’t have many pictures to post from the building stages of the project as my Iphone broke recently. My favorite was a picture of a large amount of wood shavings covering our garage floor as I had to plane the tabletop by hand. My grandfather passed away in January of this year. He was my best friend and continues to be a huge inspiration for every project that I do. Every time my wife and I sit down to dinner at our table, I think of him; this table will always remind me of him and the house that he loved so much. Now that the table is complete, I’ll have to get to work finishing up the matching benches.

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Farmhouse table

by mafrancisco22
Nov 04, 2016
Medium 021b56e8 b864 4f6c 84c9 8ce683d3712a

My grandfather was a carpenter; everything that I know about tools and building projects I learned from him. Growing up, I watched him bring home excess materials and bring ideas into fruition. In December of 2015, my grandparents were forced to move out of their summer home on the Delaware River, a home they inhabited for 32 years; to say my poppop loved this house would be an understatement. I helped my grandparents pack up and move. While there, I found built up tongue and grooved boards that I later found out were used for an old factory floor. I brought these boards home and much to my wife’s dismay, they cluttered our garage for a while. My wife and I had been discussing buying a farm house table for ages, but everything we found was too expensive. That’s when I decided to use the salvaged tongue and grooved boards from the river house to build a tabletop. My wife is very proud of this project, and she pushed me to submit this entry. I don’t have many pictures to post from the building stages of the project as my Iphone broke recently. My favorite was a picture of a large amount of wood shavings covering our garage floor as I had to plane the tabletop by hand. My grandfather passed away in January of this year. He was my best friend and continues to be a huge inspiration for every project that I do. Every time my wife and I sit down to dinner at our table, I think of him; this table will always remind me of him and the house that he loved so much. Now that the table is complete, I’ll have to get to work finishing up the matching benches.