Barn Door and Gun Crates Turned into a Coffee Table

November 25th, 2013 in member junk     
GypsyBarn Jasmin Marisett, contributor
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Here she is complete. Late decision as the customer took the piece home we added the old rusty handle and cleaned it up. Of course, I forgot a photo for it :(
Here is the door I chose to use for the top. It was four layers of wood covered in many years of grime. So it went through my sterilization process and came out all fresh and new!
The customer requested a table 4 foot by three foot and rustic. I had to trim the door down to size, but the extra bits gave me pieces to use for the future. At the same time, the extra bits from the cut off revealed a not so pleasant surprise!!!
When I cut the excess off, it fell apart to reveal a lovely mess of mildew and rot. Sooooo, I dismantled the rest of the door and basically started over. Adding some agents to kill the bacteria and neutralize it then adding on some Elmers Wood Rot Stabilizer to prevent it from further  rotting out.
The fun pieces! Two olllld gun crates. Well, so I was told.  I didnt want to question why these were coming out of an old slaughter house. But ...... they were the perfect size for what I needed!
It is amazing what a little washing and stain can do to bring something back to life!
Here is a great comparison shot of the three steps of colouring. The piece on top is au natural. The lighter pieces are treated with wood conditioner. The darker piece has been treated with the conditioner and the stain. Doing everything using this process really made it uniform and sexy!!! Well, I think so!
Here she is complete. Late decision as the customer took the piece home we added the old rusty handle and cleaned it up. Of course, I forgot a photo for it :(

Here she is complete. Late decision as the customer took the piece home we added the old rusty handle and cleaned it up. Of course, I forgot a photo for it :(


These two fabulous customers were looking for an exact size for a coffee table, and they wanted something rustic and unique. After I had a call to pick a few barns, this was pieced together and came out stunning! There were a few not so lovely surprises along the way, however in the end she turned out to be absolutey stunning and that's all that matters!


Pattern or design used: My own design - Rustic Coffee Table
posted in: member junk, tabletop, wood, cottage, furniture, industrial, funky, country, fun, family room, porch, living room, farm, brown, study, table, great room, office, sunroom, game room, paint

Comments (10)

GypsyBarn writes: Thanks everyone! The old farm girl in me loves seeing things like this brought to life! Time consuming, worth it! Posted: 1:34 pm on December 3rd
gadgetsponge writes: Absolutely beautiful. Love the tone of the wood you brought out. It brought along all the character too. Posted: 6:08 pm on December 2nd
TinTinJunkFan writes: A terrific table...that wood is lovely. And it just invites you to rest your feet on it! :) Posted: 8:24 am on November 27th
CottageElements writes: Jasmain, great job on these pieces! Love the old, worn wood. I'm sure your customers were more than thrilled!

Lani Posted: 8:05 am on November 27th
Bec4 writes: Lovely! Such a beautiful patina on the wood! Posted: 6:39 pm on November 26th
shabbychick writes: What a great SAVE! :) Love the rustic look of it!

Thanks for sharing!

Kathy Posted: 7:48 am on November 26th
MakinItHappen writes: I so admire your process, cleaning everything up and making sure it's safe and not yucky. What a wonderful table for those lucky folks. Posted: 3:56 pm on November 25th
GypsyBarn writes: LOL! Of COURSE! Why not???? Our coffee table is the only thing my hubby can not seem to let go of and the one MAJOR thing I really WANT to get rid of - so creating these is more of a challenge to get him to change his mind ha! I'll get it one day Im sure! Posted: 1:44 pm on November 25th
suewhitney writes: Only you...barn doors and gun crates... LOVE it!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 12:54 pm on November 25th
georgiamoon writes: A-Ma-Zing job on this. It is fabulous as usual! I am always excited to see your latest creation. Someone got a GREAT coffee table!
Georgia Posted: 9:50 am on November 25th
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