"Heritage" lumber...

Here's the beginning of what will be three tables that are a collaboration with interior designer, Daniel Hyland. Daniel and I took a trip down to Winterset this past Saturday to visit my friends Scott and Beth Henderson. They deal in reclaimed barnwood...LOTS of it. This was the first piece we looked at and it may as well have been the only one. We were told this came from a barn near Pella. It was a floorboard in a cattle barn. Everything about this piece of oak screams character: the patina, texture and knots. Dimensions? Yeah, 2" x 18"(!) x 15'.

When's the last time you saw an 8/4 oak board this wide and long?...

...Didn't think so.

Thank you Scott and Beth. We'll be back soon.

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