I love projects with barn wood. Its perfectly dented up, dinged up and dirtied up. And even though you may not know it, that barn wood has some sort of story behind it.
I’m lucky enough to know this barn wood’s story. It came from my great grandfather’s barn. Its part of the same barn wood that I used on my kitchen island. This was really simple to make, y’all. I took four pieces of it and wood glued ‘em together. I used a clamp to hold it together while drying. EASY! This wood is tounge and groove, so those small horizontal pieces basically fit behind the groove of the vertical pieces. After it was dried, I did take hot glue and run along the seams just to give it a less splintery edge. I added a piece of twine with staples for hanging and put hot glue over the staples so they wouldn’t scratch anything it was against.
It makes me smile knowing a little piece of my Hey Bud’s (I know, weird name for a grandfather, y’all know I’m a fruitcake though) farm is with me. A material piece anyway, I don’t think my whole heart ever left.