Hello, everyone! We continued to discover for you. In this episode, we will see BUILDING FURNITURE FROM AN OLD TIMBER BEAM.

Since about two years ago, I’ve had an old timber beam sitting in the back corner of my shop, simply waiting for something to happen with it. I was fortunate enough to be able to save it during the extensive remodeling work I conducted a few years back.

We took down some walls to make my kitchen and dining area into one open space, and it turned out really well. The wooden support beam that was originally in the ceiling was removed and a steel beam was installed in its place.

I just couldn’t help but hoard it in the vain hope that I may use it someday in a particularly interesting or useful endeavor.


Because I wasn’t really sure what I was going to do with it, I stashed it away in a remote part of the room until I was suddenly struck with inspiration.

When I was at my friend’s father’s house one day, I noticed that he had constructed a pretty fantastic looking stump table out of an old barn beam. At that moment, the idea came to me. I had an instantaneous realization that was going to be the exact structure I would construct.


Cleaning the Timber Beam as the First Step in Building Furniture From an Old Timber Beam
Working with old timber beams requires you to put just a little bit more effort than usual into the project.

To begin, you will need to remove any old nails that may be embedded in the wood. After that, a wire brush can be utilized to clean the wood. If you utilize a wire wheel attachment on an angle grinder or your drill as I did, it will make things a lot simpler and easier for you.


The next step is to cut the timber beam.

After the wood has been washed, it is time to cut the pieces to the appropriate dimensions. If you have a chainsaw, by all means use it. I sure couldn’t do it without mine! In any case, you have the option of completing the task using a combination of different saws.

To begin, I took my track saw to all four sides and scored as deeply as it would go on each of them. After that, I was able to complete the cut with a quick pull saw.


The third step is to assemble the stumps into a table.

After the stumps were removed, I used my sander to do some additional wood cleaning. I am aware that these pieces of wood are not really stumps, but I prefer to refer to them as such.

After completing that task, I will be able to construct a table out of the stumps. In order to accomplish this, I made a notch in the flat metal connector plates with a chisel and then inserted them.


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