Salvaged Wood Table

About: I am a teacher who enjoys environmentally responsible woodworking. Most evenings will find me in the shop working with my now 8 year old son Shay who is both my greatest helper and biggest fan.

How to bring something back from loss? We have an ever so beloved woman here at school, sort of a school grandmother. K-12 school and she knows every student's name, teachers and schedules nearly by heart. Plagued by chronic respiratory troubles the issue was finally traced back to a combination of mold and asbestos in her beloved home. There was no course for remediation, the house had to come down. It was heartbreaking for her. That was the house she had raised her children and grandchildren in, a home that had provided love, shelter and safety to countless other young people over the years. Unbeknownst to her we mounted a salvage mission and saved some of the wood from that home. After cleaning we as a staff are making a number of furniture items for her as a gift. Not only to welcome her into the new home currently under construction but also to mark her seventy fifth birthday. This is one of those gifts.

All wood used in this table was reclaimed from the wreckage of the demolished house.

All the wood used in this table was given remediation with heat and chemicals to make it safe for the new home.



    • Arduino Contest 2019

      Arduino Contest 2019
    • Gardening Contest

      Gardening Contest
    • Trash to Treasure

      Trash to Treasure

    3 Discussions

    I think that was an amazing thing to do for her..! You got my vote..! I would however like to have seen the steps that you took rater than video.. ☺

    2 replies