How To Make Your Own Reclaimed Wood Table

How To Make Your Own Reclaimed Wood Table

Emily Han
Apr 5, 2010

Green architect Michelle Kaufmann is a major inspiration of ours, and we're always excited to see what's new on her blog. Her latest post offers tips and resources for building a simple yet elegant GIY (Green It Yourself) reclaimed wood table.

As Kaufmann writes, "A big, beautiful wood dining table can be expensive. So why not make your own? All you need is a sturdy base and some reclaimed wood, all of which you can most likely find for less than you would a pre-made wood table, especially one that is made from sustainably harvested wood (FSC certified)."

The idea of building your own table might be daunting, but Kaufmann's great suggestions for finding table frames and wood actually make it sound pretty manageable. Best of all, you don't have to worry about making this table "perfect" or keeping it pristine – any irregularities, dings, or scratches just add to its rustic charm!

GIY reclaimed wood table, from Michelle Kaufmann

(The gorgeous table pictured is from Kaufmann's MK Solaire home; check out the link for more photos of the table and house.)

Related: How to: Build Michelle Kaufmann's WaterWall

(Image: JB Spector/Museum of Science + Industry via Michelle Kaufmann Studio)

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