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Reclaimed Breakfast Table Downtown

I am currently building a breakfast table on a pedestal for a couple who have bought a small house off Hillcrest near Downtown.  The house is being renovated and added on to and the table will slide into built in benches in the kitchen.

The wood is reclaimed 150 year old oak beams from a warehouse in Greenville, SC.

The lumber was a true 2×6 and I planed the wood just enough to remove the roughness.

I am using a cross design bottom to the base.  By using 2 whole pieces and routing out the centers, the 2 pieces fit together snuggly and provide excellent sturdiness.

The two sections are clamped and glued and left to dry.

The next piece is the post.  I had a 6X6 oak beam which I  planed  down to 5X5 and rounded the edges.  I attached the post to the bottom with glue and lag bolts.

The next step was to add side supports.

I used the rest of the 6X6 beams to cut out four triangle braces and glued and bolted them in place.

I then added extra support with wood dowels.

I added a 3/4 ” plywood sub base to hold the top and applied 3 coats of antique white lacquer to the base.

The next post will show the top and the finishing process.

Factory Furniture Carts from Relic Salvage

Hey everyone.  A few months ago I was lucky to come across several  antique factory carts, manufactured by the Lineberry company in Wilkesboro, North Carolina.

Often called railroad carts, these beautiful carts were originally used in railroad depots for transporting trunks, and were later used in furniture factories for moving large pieces from one specialist artisan to the next.

A lot of companies restore these beauties so good that they lack the character it took 80 years to make!

At Relic Salvage Company, we only restore and clean enough to reveal the true piece of art work these carts really are.


This cart had no top at all when we received it.  The lumber used for the top is reclaimed from Pine beams from a factory in Downtown Greenville, SC.  The boards were lightly planed to leave the original white paint still showing through.  We then applied our 3 stain technique to bring out the natural beauty of the wood.  The final step is 3 coats of pre-catalyzed clear lacquer for a smooth finish.

This cart in your living room automatically makes you cooler…just sayin

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