While all of our custom farm tables are built from authentic salvaged or reclaimed wood, you can rest assured that when shop Manager Billy Leeka takes on a new project that the Eco Relics Wood Shop will be creating another stunning table. Most of our tables are built with lumber that we have either salvaged from old barns, historical houses, tobacco barns and farmhouses or have obtained through reclamation.
Every piece of wood that we use has it’s own history and unique character and every table that we build is truly one-of-a-kind. We can usually give our customers a little back-end story of where the lumber came from or approximately how old it is, which is a real conversation starter! Billy can often be seen having great discussions with his clients about the history that went into building their new table.
After the assembled top has adequately dried from gluing and the clamps have been removed, the natural voids and cracks are filled with an epoxy filler. Lately, many customers have been requesting that Billy use the popular glow-in-the-dark phosphorus filler.
When the epoxy filler and putty has had time to dry, Billy begins the finishing process. Sanding, planing and sometimes grinding are used in this process to achieve the desired finish.
Now we let the top coat dry and then we’ll be ready to attach the legs. The legs can be constructed of heavy timbers or from our complete selection of legs and spindles. The client chose basic salvaged lumber for the construction of these legs.
These tables can be built using any number of different species of reclaimed or salvaged lumber and just as many choices for table bases or legs. You may even choose to incorporate some domestic and exotic hardwood lumber. The possibilities are endless!
Reclaimed lumber and other materials can be used to build a beautiful solid wood farm table which can become the focal point of any room in your home or office.
This was just another one of the beautiful tables built in the Eco Relics Wood Shop using reclaimed lumber. Remember that using these materials is environmentally friendly, it has an age and character that can’t be matched, most old-growth wood is no longer available, and each piece has its own history!