Outdoor Harvest Table

Last week my husband, Dave, surprised me with a huge truckload of weathered old barnwood.  A barn nearby had fallen down and the owners were looking to unload some of the wood...  And he made a massive (15 plus feet) outdoor harvest table!!



We currently have no place to put it but are working on a gravel or stone patio to put underneath of it asap.  (This is why I didn't take any full shots-  it's not so pretty right now but I promise to get some good ones as soon as I can! :)  We simply picked out the pieces we wanted and screwed them together and set the table top on 3 steel sawhorses.  Besides the thing weighing a million pounds, it was a really simple project and doable in only a few hours. 

Hope you enjoyed and can't wait to share pretty pics of it!!

 xoxo, Lauren

52 comments:

Monique @ Life and Renos said...

What a lucky girl! This is LOVELY!

Kay* said...

wow! i love it. your husband is so thoughtful! it's going to look wonderful (as if it doesn't already!)

Aubrey said...

Gorgeous!

Tara said...

I have to say that is the sweetest present ever!! gorgeous, absolutely love it!

Jamie said...

I love your table. My husband and I found old barnwood last weekend at a barn sale in MI. We also found 6 vintage solid wood chairs to go with it. I am hoping to start our project this month! Any suggestions for standard table height?

In the Tweeds said...

I LOVE this!!! Ahh you always stumble across the most amazing things!

Olivia said...

I LOVE this. So nice to have so much room at a table for guests in the summer. and for projects, so fun!

Bluejeans Needlework said...

This is wonderful! Old barn wood is the best isn't it?

Jean :)

Kathysue said...

You are going to have some wonderful family and friend dinner parties out there. I can just see it all lined up with mason jar candle holders and little vases of daisies. So Lauren so pretty and natural, just like YOU!! Kathysue

pve design said...

Love it!
pve

pam@pixelimpress said...

you lucky ducks! it's gorgeous. pam

Ellie said...

Wow, it's so neat! I'd like to see more pictures!

vignette design said...

Ohhhh how rustic, simple and beautiful. Great to see the wood repurposed. I vote for a gravel patio to put it on!

nannykim said...

Oh , such a great gift!

Blessed Rain said...

What a great idea and cheap too! Are you going to stain it? OR at least water treat it so you don't lose it again in five years?

Alaina @ Live Creating Yourself said...

That is fantastic! I need to send this to my sister and her fiance asap.

Alaina

Cristin said...

love it! can't wait to see your summer tablescape.

xo,
cristin

Maillardville Manor said...

I couldn't love that table anymore then I do, well if it was in my backyard I'd love it even more!!
Great project I love it!!!

The Misty Journey said...

love it!

Lylah Ledner said...

I need this table! Love it.

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Think of all the summer fun! I say you host a fourth of July party...what time do you want all of us??

dec0r8or said...

Awesome! You're so clever!!

Averill said...

What a wonderful husband you have -- and so handy, too! Can't wait to see the patio when it's complete.

CECELIA said...

SO gorgeous and SO simple! :)

Julie Holloway said...

love it! what a dear husband! You need some of those golden outdoor chairs from Anthro to add in the mix

Ellen said...

What a great guy you have......smiles.

amymeier said...

Oh my gosh! I absolutely love it! Wish I also lived close to that barn :) You scored big!!!

Steph said...

Holy crap. This is awesome!

lisaroyhandbags said...

Your hubby is a keeper! I'm LOVING this! I've always had a thing for barnboard and what a perfect use for it. : )

Anne Marie said...

first time here, and already I see something we have in common: husband's that make tables out of barn wood - yours is awesome!

Marija said...

I am in love! You could totally sell this...for a ton!

jon said...

love the weathered wood with the blue tinted glass!

Dreamy Whites said...

Lauren you are so lucky, I love it. I have been looking all over for reclaimed wood, I can't find any, I have so many things I want to make with it! You are one lucky girl!!!!!!
I LOVE your table.
Hope you are having a great week!
Take Care,
Maria

Kacey said...

I think it looks awesome! Think of all the parties...

Kacey

~Carrie from Cottage Cozy~ said...

...very cool

Melanie said...

Hi Lauren!

I am in love with this table!!! Gorgeous and simple... just the way I like it!:)

We still have some original beams from our old barn and I have been racking my brain trying to figure out what to do with them!


Your blog is beautiful!
Oh yeah.. I am now a follower!:-)

Jade @ Flip Flops + Pearls Design said...

Love the old barnwood! I just did a post about a company who is creating furniture from salvaged barn wood...very cool stuff!

Annie Wilcox Designs said...

What a wonderful project and so practical as well as beautiful.

La Petite Gallery said...

Brilliant.

yvonne

Lisa Rusczyk said...

We want to build a cabin and have a table like this inside. Thanks!

Ruthie's Renewed Treasures said...

He deserves an amazing father's day gift! Amazing table and perfect for family gatherings.

My Domicile Style said...

We love our gravel patio. That table is going to be so much fun for parties.

Aja said...

How awesome! Great idea.

Bailey said...

You lucky duck, you! It is just lovely...Get that thing a patio and style it up asap...and then maybe invite me over :)

LindsB said...

What a sweet husband you have for building that!!

So, when are you hosting a big blogger party??

La Bella Vie said...

Oh my, so after 44 posts' and 1543 followers, not even sure you'll see my post but will write anyway:)
This blog is WONDERFUL! I don't know why its taken me so long to find it first of all and second, the harvest table is great just the way it is. It has that rustic Tuscan style.
My husband just got similar old barn wood from his dad's old saw mill and we were going to cut it smaller and make coffee/end tables out of it but after seeing this I hate to cut it up...
I'm now FOLLOWING you and would like tp invite you to come FOLLOW me at LaBella Vie, it would be a honor to have you as a FOLLOWER.
Most Sincerely,
Terry

Susie @ Maddie's Nest said...

Looks divine!!!! Love it.

A Country Farmhouse said...

Gorgeous! I can see a great fabulous meal with lots of friends and family gathered around. So fun!
xoxoTrina

Aimee@ the Functional Space said...

Love the table! Looking forward to hearing about the stone/gravel patio too. I've been trying to do the same at my house but can't seem to pull the trigger quite yet. I LOVE the look but our house is in the woods so it would be a never ending battle with the twigs and leaves from the surrounding trees! I know whenever you get it the way you want it will be Gorgeous!

Necel from the Old House in Texas said...

Oh, I am just dying to see the base!!! Any chance???

Steve said...

this is so great, simplicity is beauty.

Adam

TChapman said...

Hello!

Don't know if you still have this outdoor piece. Any chance you have the instructions for the DIY project?

Thank you!