Unfortunately, we could not save the building as the backside was falling out. We did however discover many long, beautiful, cedar support beams running under the house. These we kept!
With a little inspiration from House Beautiful magazine, we decided to make the beams into a dining table for our covered back porch. Since the wood was taken from the divinity school's kitchen and dining hall, it only made sense that the wood be made into a table for eating. Our family loves spending time outside in warm months so a large outdoor table would be the perfect addition to our new home!
The table was finished just before our five year anniversary. We figured this was a very fitting anniversary gift for ourselves as this was our "wood" year! We cannot wait to eat around this table with our family and friends.
|(picture shows table just before it was finished)|
Big thanks to Bret MacFadyen at the Art and Invention Gallery in East Nashville for creating this beautiful table for us!!!