Some of my tissue boxes https://craftisian.com/projects/11510-tissue-boxes
were pictured sitting on this table.
Some years ago, a home near ours was being taken down for reconstruction.
The owner allowed us to take the old wood and I filled the bed of my pickup three times and had timbers sticking out the back nearly 7 feet beyond the tailgate.
Good thing I was only driving about 6 miles on a two-lane country backroad.
The wood is Old Growth Heart Pine which was milled locally and used to build Mr. Mixson's granddad's home when he came home from the war-in about 1870
. I guess that now makes it Antique heart pine! ;-)
I pulled a bunch of square nails out of a 2" X 6" and some 1"x's, scraped off the little bit of paint, and milled a wee bit of the huge load we reclaimed.
The parts were sitting in my shop for a while taking up space and waiting for me to get back to 'em. Lack of space is a good motivator.
The table is constructed with mortise and tenon joinery for the aprons and legs and the stretchers.
The top is roughly 18" X 20". It had a check that I was a bit concerned about, so I handcut a butterfly, traced it, and chiseled a match for it to drop into. The bottom of the tabletop has a 15 degree bevel with
a small bevel on the top side.
The shelf is 5 slats with stub tenons floating in a long narrow mortise.
The finish is Waterlox Original, a wiping varnish. The finish really popped the patina and when it cures, it’ll get a wax topcoat and buffing.
Thanks for looking.