Reclaimed Wood Table

Here is a phenomenal table made by one of my talented daughters. The old bench legs she got from our barn have been in my family since at least the 1930s. It has had three previous lives as a bench – once with a needlepointed top, and once with a handwoven top – I think it is fulfilling its Craft Destiny! 🙂

My Wildhood

A few months ago I was able to get my hands on some great old wood when a gentleman I know rebuilt his front porch.  When I asked, “do you have a plan for all that old wood?” (trying to hint around that I wanted it) his response was, “a good match.”


I couldn’t stand idly by and watch him burn that beautiful wood, so I asked if I could have it. Now, the tricky thing was this was in Louisiana. I live in Texas. And I had flown to Louisiana on this trip. I went to LA a lot for work at the time, and I knew that eventually (because of project circumstances) someone would have to drive the work truck out there instead of fly, so I would just ask them to bring the wood home for me. Easy peasy. I selected some nice pieces because I knew I…

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