Monday, November 1, 2010

My~ Free~ Farmtable

This post has been edited.   Photos have been added
I love that Mr. Norm is a DIYer!  
While engineering a project at work, he received some
machine parts that were shipped in on these beauties.
~Shipping Pallets~
Solid Mahogany!
We went to work pulling nails and taking an inventory
 of what we had on hand. With building our own home we
 always have leftovers from other projects.  
Check! we had all the required supplies to do this project.
Next Step: Measure, Cut, Measure, Cut 
REPEAT ............
I shared with you 
that Mr. Norm started to create
counters from this beautiful wood. 
 Once it started to come together
And the true beauty of the wood
 began to be revealed
we both decided it would 
make a better table. 
Mr. Norm went to work.
I came home to this!

It's Rustic, It's original, and it was Free
I'm so excited!  
 We rubbed it with Linseed Oil and the colors 
just popped. We have it in the kitchen right now.
We are working on tiling the floor, sheet rocking the walls, 
constructing the L-Shaped Breakfast Nook and Benches.

Completion Date Goal: Thanksgiving

First Time in 5 years we'll be able to gather at 
a real table!


Linking up to:  Make It 4 Mondays at Cottage Instincts
                        Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays at Coastal Charm
                        Mustard Seed Creations ~ Furniture Feature Friday

DIY Club

Funky Junk's Sat Nite Special

The DIY Show Off


  1. Wow Laurie, fantabulous!! I just love how chunky the wood is. And just check out the variation of tones. So cool! Lucky you to have a real builder in the house. :)


  2. It looks great. I'm jealous -- of the table and the skills. I can't build a thing.

  3. I soooooo LOVE "cool" that it was FREE!!! Come by and share it with all of us at my NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS PARTY...I'm sure it will be a big hit.


  4. WoW! That looks wonderful, good for you! How nice to have a DIY hubby with some time to do these things for you.
    Hugs, Cindy

  5. This is beautiful!

    I clicked over from Cindy's for my first time visit.

  6. This is supremely beautiful!!! Perfection. So glad you linked to Mi4M!

  7. This is a work of art. I hope you love it everytime you work at it. Especially that it was free. Free can be the best thing in the whole wide world.

  8. What a great looking farm table. I hope you have hundreds of wonderful meals surrounded by your family and friends. Enjoy!!!

  9. Gorgeous!!!! Mr. Norm is such a clever man! I showed his table to Mark, and he loves it! We have a bunch of pallets by the shop - I should put Norm to work the next time you guys come down. Love you!

  10. Wow a table made from scratch!! Love it. It looks so wonderful with all those colors in the wood.

  11. Wonderful ! My Papa I call him is a woodworker as well and is in the midst of making all kinds of projects, I just love the handcrafted wood works that he makes for me! He is building a bigger wood shop soon for himself with all the bells and whistles in it ! Love your blog ! Have a great day !

  12. Really beautiful! I remember when we FINALLY were able to install a front walkway. I don't know if there was anyone more excited about a walkway. I imagine you are even more excited to have a table for your loved ones to sit around! Enjoy!

    Laura at Finding Home

  13. What a beautiful table! I love it! :]

  14. What an awesome table! And free is amazing! My hubby built an island for our kitchen using leftover oak flooring that looks similar to that!

  15. Fantastic table!!! I know you will have years and years of memories around that! Great job!

  16. pretty! I love the different natural colors of the wood that came through. Feeling very jealous over here!

  17. Laurie very cool, I love it!! What creativity!

    come see my latest find, would love your comments...

    Art by Karena

  18. That is cool - and beautiful! What is that white stuff on the ground? Brrrrrr....

  19. Just gorgeous! Mr. Norm did a beeyootiful job, and you will have many happy years surrounding the table with family. Be sure to post pics of your Thanksgiving table!


  20. What a great table! It looks fantastic--and can't beat that price tag! Wonderful job!
    I hope you can join my necklace giveaway going on now!

  21. Wow, this is gorgeous. And what a great way to break it in... Thanksgiving dinner! Visiting from CSI.

  22. Oh gosh, that turned out to be a fabulous huge table! Love all the different tones. It will be great for T-day!

  23. Hi Laurie-
    What a beautiful table - perfectly unique and made with lots of love. I hope you enjoy many wonderful holiday meals with family and friends around it.
    My best- Diane

  24. Laurie, I LOVE it..pure thriftiness at work. It doesn't get any better than that. And wonderful handiwork by Mr Norm -- well done!


  25. Wow how gorgeous is that!? love it.

  26. Gorgeous! The lines, materials -- beautiful! And free? Amazing.

  27. I LOVE that table! I adore the simple look of a "harvest table" that seats so many. Our dining room is small and the table only seats 6 so part of us end up at the kitchen bar on holidays :o(

  28. You tell that Mr. Norm...that he's amazing...I adore the's perfect.

  29. Laurie! I love this!! Your hubby did a great job! I am so happy for you that you have your table and everyone will be able to fellowship around it for Thanksgiving. New memories will be exciting! I wish I could sit at that table with you someday and enjoy one of your meals that I know would be incredible!

  30. That table is amazing! I love everything about it - those colors are remarkable! I want one now! Thanks for linking up to the DIY Club.
    504 Main

  31. Oh, definitely go for the bedding. I'm still SO in love with mine. It completely lives up to all my expectations (which were VERY hugh!!).

    I love your table. So clever...


  32. Hey Girlfriend,,,just catching two have been busy little bees ! Everything looks fabulous ! Read down a couple of posts on building as you too....hard sometimes and unless some property sells we might be at a standstill in a year or hoo...but have to keep positive! We have enough material stashed for a while. I keep telling myself my hubby and I are moving forward in this new economy and I think that is a great can't stand will kick you in the behind !

  33. You created a beautiful table! Great score on the wood :D

  34. lucky duck. Talented hubby you have there.

  35. That is just beautiful! That was a lot of work!

  36. Your table is beautiful,, and I love that its rustic, original and especially free..

  37. That is an awesome table! What a talented hubby you have. I love your blog and your story! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving me a comment. I'm off to explore your home!

  38. How lucky are you! Fab table and wonderful you have such a handy handyman!

  39. I am impressed. That table turned out GORGEOUS! I love it.

    House of White

  40. I visited all 93 entries the other day and wrote down six of my favorites, yours was the first. Sure enough it got chosen as one of the 10 best. Congrats, your table is wonderful!

  41. Aww ~ Thank you everyone! I love how you've made Mr. Norm's day. Funny how he will ask "Any more comments?" He has read each and every one of them. I need to get pictures of his face when he does ~ too cute! Look forward to discovering more of your incredible blogs! ~ Blessings ~

  42. That's very cool. Your husband is talented!

  43. I love this table! My Husband just made something similar for me.

  44. I love your table! It's beautiful! Your husband did a wonderful job.

  45. Do you know how much that would've cost to buy? Lucky! Really a beautiful job. I've sent a link to my husband, hopefully he will take the hint!

  46. Wow! How neat is that table! I know you are so excited! Just wanted to say thank you for visiting me and I can't wait to exlore your blog more!

  47. Wow! That came out fantastic. Love your resourcefulness.


  48. Wow, wow, wow!!!! This is so beautiful. What a gorgoeous Thanksgiving you will be having.

    Janet @ Cul-de-Sac Chic.

  49. Laurie - it's gorgeous! What an amazing job! I love it! Thank you SO much for sharing! I want one! ;)

    Have a great weekend!

  50. Oh my goodness this is amazing. Thank you so much for sharing this with us at

    I hope you are having a fabulous weekend.


  51. Awesome! I love this table. FREE? can't beat that! good luck!

  52. After 36 comments above me, there's nothing more to say but I'm envious...jealous...wishful...hopeful...and blessed to know you as a blog friend who shares her FREE finds and talent...Mel's Cabin visited your free table post.