|About Barn Wood Tables
|Our Barn Wood tables are made of old, weathered, recycled barn boards and will have varying degrees
of texture, thickness, nail holes and saw marks. These “imperfections” give the table character and
provide a truly distinctive product. The inconsistencies in the wood are not considered defects but
make each table unique. We will attempt to accommodate requests for different levels of distressing,
but it is far from an exact science.
|For old wood tables cracking, minor shifting, fractures and breadboard movement is considered
natural and will vary with temperature and humidity. We will repair or replace splits exceeding ¼”
but smaller cracks, which occur from time to time, are part of the character of old wood tables.
|Breadboard ends (contrasting piece of wood at ends of table top) is a centuries-old technique which
was originally used to prevent warping of very wide planks. Today the planks we use are not as wide
and, with the construction techniques we use, breadboard ends are optional and are purely a
question of aesthetics. The breadboard end does move with changes of temperature and humidity, and
the ends may extend beyond the table edge during the colder, drier months of the year. The standard
breadboard widths are 1” for 1” top, 2” for a 2” top, and 3" for a 3" top.
|Finishing & Table Care
|Color and texture will vary in old wood from piece to piece. This can make color matching difficult
depending on the specific circumstances. Every effort should be made to order pieces going in the
same room at the same time.
All of our tables have triple sealed finishes using water based, environmentally safe products. The top
coat is a low gloss water soluble varnish to provide a hard clear protective coat and resist water marks.
If a wet glass is left on the table it normally will take 2-3 hours to develop a white water mark. This
white water mark will generally disappear after it dries out. Since these are wood tables we
recommend the use of place mats, coasters and hot pads to maintain the original finish. Surfaces
should be cleaned with a damp sponge and dried with a soft, clean cloth. Commercial cleaners should
be avoided as they can dull the surface. Waxes and polishes are not recommended or required.
10 Mountain Road
Cape Neddick, Maine 03902