Aged Wood Farm House Table
This is a very popular rustic farm house table with breadboard style ends. The top and benches are put together with both biscuits as well as pocket hole screws for added strength. The base is made with 4x4 fir and has a very rugged and rustic look to it. The benches are made to slip under the table when not in use.
On this particular table the wood was aged with iron acetate, which is a mixture of steel wool and white vinegar. When the mixture comes into contact with the wood, the mixture reacts with the tannin in the wood, causing an aging process. It will react different with different species of wood. This table I think turned out real well. I aged my mixture for this table almost a week, and then used it on the wood. The table and bench tops, which are pine, did not age as drastically as the fur (legs and frame) but the colors in the wood and grain really popped out making a beautiful effect. The neat thing about this process, you will get a different effect with each project due to the woods and the mixture you make.