Communion Table

By far, this was the most unique order request to date. “Think you could make a communion table for me?” a friend in seminary recently asked. He gave me the dimensions and ended with, “Not sure a design, but I’d like it made of recycled wood and all that, per your style.” Β I smiled. My wheels were already turning.

With my barn wood supply dwindling, I knew there was no better use for the remaining “blue” 200-year old barn wood planks to be used as the table top. (What better use for something I’ve been coveting? The lesson was obvious…) I envisioned something rustic and simple for the piece and wanted to include some of the antique nails reclaimed from the same structure for the table.

Framed in pallet wood and finished with split rail fence legs, the piece almost looked like it walked out of Bible times. (Not like I know what carpentry looked like back in Jesus’ time, but a girl can dream.)

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The nails were used in the most sensible way possible:

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This is eventually getting moved up to the third floor of their gorgeous home in Rochester, NY. But in the meantime…

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About Mel

My name is Mel, and I split my time living, working and playing in southeastern Pennsylvania and southern Vermont. I'm a reclaimed wood artist who loves to continually find ways to repurpose wood and give it new life. "Nature Calls: Reclaimed Wood Designs" is my business dedicated to doing that! Thanks for stopping by!
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