I got this lumber for eight dollars, the person I got it from told me it came a bank built in the thirties.
Step 1: The Raw Material
After hitting two nail's with my planer, I finally got the lumber clean and smooth.
I took very little off the top layer to keep the patina.
Step 2: Clamping a Different Edge for Effect.
I found one really weather beaten plank, and kept this for the face of the table.
I used six coats of shellac and block sanded it with 320 grit sand paper.
Then used steel wool and wax to give it a honed smooth sheen.
Step 4: Radio Tuner Drawer Handles
I got tuner knobs from an old radio from the 1930's (Radio cabinet was beyond repair)
I used them as handles