the wood we use really come from barns?
The pieces you have seen come from barns and sheds from Wyoming, Idaho, Montana,
we make only rustic barnwood furniture?
have found a wonderful niche for creativity in using barnwood reclaimed from our
rural western America, but we also design distressed painted furniture
from pine and fir upon request.
is the weathered wood finished?
of the wood is left untouched because of its rustic beauty. Most of the
wood requires some sanding to remove splinters and to reveal the woodgrain
highlights; a sealer with stain is sometimes applied to enhance the woodtones,
and the wood is handrubbed
with wax to produce a smooth satin finish. A satin polyurethane
finish is oftwn used on tabletops for better protection against moisture and use.
kind of joinery do I use in these pieces?
of the nature of old barnwood, nearly all joints are screwed and glued !
The cabinets and tables also use mortise and tenon joinery in the framework
are the stone tile tabletops put together?
by selecting each natural stone tile for its unusual color and texture.
The tiles used are 12” and 16” square and about 5/8” thick. However, they
are rarely “square” or flat, so I must carefully construct the tabletop framework
around them. The top is secured to a thick plywood base, then the stone tiles
are leveled and glued to the base. Once completed, it is attached to
the cabinet or table frame.
is the delivery time after placing an order?
contact us about our present work shedule, and also read the shipping information
on our ORDERING webpage.
barnwood a renewable resource or just a scarce commodity?
like a good vintage wine, weathered barnwood takes time to age to just the perfect
‘flavor and color’. However, old wooden barns are disappearing from the
landscape, and are not being replaced. Therefore, you are truly receiving
a unique treasure from the past when purchasing an original from...