You might remember when I found
Here it is in the light of day. Now all the flaws really stand out.
The top is clearly too big, and too cheap looking.
And some of the sides were missing.
The top was replaced with some rough cut planks.
This wood is very rough, but the cool thing is~it came from one of the first sawmills to ever operate in this area.
It's old and kind of brittle. One of the planks was dropped and it split right in two.
That was a bummer.
But we had another plank. They were just laying around, unused. I could have gone with something more smooth and finished looking, but I kind of like this old wood.
You can see the marks from the saw. I sanded the top well enough to make sure no one would get splinters, but not so well that all these marks were gone. I like them.
So far, this is all I have done. There ended up being a lot more rebuilding than I'd planned on, but I'm hoping to finish it today.
I can't decide if I should finish it the same way I did
or if I should do something different.
I thought about painting the base gray or turquoise and doing a weathered white top
I'm just not sure.
Which way would you go? Or would you do something entirely different?