Recently completed custom dining table. This application combines the authentic character of reclaimed wood, the structural integrity of steel, and the design flexibility of color.
This Oak Dining Table is taking shape. Benchmade by an American Veteran is a hallmark of our style. This table is no different.
Thoughtfully crafting and honing each piece takes time. Not every piece of reclaimed wood makes it into the table. Each work piece is selected for character, integrity, and contribution to the project.
The Oak Barnwood for this table was sourced from Southwest Missouri where some of the best hardwoods grow. The patina and character in this wood comes from a few distinct and unique attributes.
First, it’s Old Growth. Part of the original forests that covered this Great Nation. Trees that competed with each other for sunlight and nutrients forced them to grow slow and sure.
Second, it was originally selected by a farmer or craftsman for strength when it was built into a barn. Out of all the trees on his land, he chose these for structural timbers. That in itself should say something.
Finally, years exposed to the elements in hard Missouri winters and warm and wet summers has brought out the best in this wood. Greys, browns, and tans combine together to yield a beauty not found in retail, box-store, furniture operations.
Originally reclaimed from a Southwest Missouri Barn in the 1970’s, this wood has been warehoused for over 40 years and now finds it’s way turned into a modern coffee table.
Raw steel bases have a slight fifteen degree angle and are coated with a natural wax finish.