Dining table made of recycled wood

I shot a bunch of photos around our house for my talk at the solar energy festival last weekend, but there was no electrical hookup, so I’ll post a few here now and then. I’ve made a number of tables out of used 2″ Douglas Fir floor joists. We eat meals at this table, and look out at the constantly-changing bird world on the ground, in the bushes, at the finch feeder, bathing in the bird bath.

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

2 Responses to Dining table made of recycled wood

  1. This picture reminds me of my father’s first project with the drill bits that i have given him when I got my very first salary. My father is a builder and it is so amazing on how he turns scrap into something very attractive and very useful. I think that is the beauty of having the complete tools to help you makes things done fast and easy.

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