Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Most of the time; there are “sleeper” beams underneath a threshing floor in an old barn. These large beams support the floor and the structure of the whole barn. That being said, sometimes barns have 3″ joists under the floor or on top of the grainery room. These joists is what we are using for this new option.
Most of our reclaimed wood tables are made from the 2″ barn floor boards, as they have by far the most amount of character marks/ distressing/ staining from organics ect….
Joists are a bit different; but still have a lot of very interesting distressing. They will still have all the old wood patina, as they are the same age; and will still get exposed to weather and rodents ect… This provides a lot of very interesting character. On an old barn floor, the majority of saw marks from when the original floor was cut are gone due to use. Joists, as they aren’t a “used” surface; tend to have a lot of old saw marks.
As a side note, one of the things companies do (in an effort to try and replicate old distressing) is keep the saw marks on new wood. Although it will make a top more rustic; it doesn’t look anything like original saw marks. The way you can tell a saw mark is old is by the amount of black in the cavities. The older the wood, the darker cavities will be. Authenticity shows!!
Check out these pics of this option! – SCROLL DOWN
Feedback we received from the customer who ordered this table:
“For a few years my husband and I had discussed wanting to get a unique dining room table for our family cottage. When we came across the HD Threshing website we knew we had found
the table for us. Gerald was helpful, professional and very knowledgeable, he made our decision very easy. Our table is so beautiful and we will be proud to have it as part of our cottage for years to come.”
-Kostas and Carolyn Toufexis, Toronto