Boards, part two

I mentioned in my previous post that I was going to reclaim as much of the wood from the old deck as possible. With the help of a planer, some selective cutting and nail removing, I was able to convert this:

Deck, old boards

into this:

Table made from old deck

This is our new patio table, built from 30-year old redwood (2×4’s and 2×6’s). I didn’t have to plane off that much of the surface to reveal a wood that still has plenty of longevity left. The stains, small holes and knots only enhance the character of the surface.

I only wish I could knit as fast as I can build. So, still no fiber-related projects of my own to post. Virginia, however, finished another pair of mittens that I will put up in the next day or so.

6 Replies to “Boards, part two”

  1. That is fantastic work. It is a great way to reuse wood. I am beyond impressed. And for what its worth, non-fiber related posts are a great way for us to know what other talents or interest you and V are into. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Holy Crap. Screw the knitting. You made a freakin’ TABLE! IT’s gorgeous!

  3. Amazing work, Dan! that table is beautiful! wonderful way to repurpose and reuse too.

  4. OMG, you guys are so talented, it kills me. Kudos for recycling the redwood!!!

  5. Heather in WV says:

    What a fabulous table! I got here via Ravelry and am now bookmarking your blog-so much inspiration. Thank you for sharing.

  6. Wish I could build as fast as I knit! Heck. Let’s just say I wish I could build!

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