Bar Top Deck Railing With the Last Piece of Grandpa’s Oak
Bar top deck railing. I’ve been seeing this idea all over the internet the past year and it occurred to me that its definitely something we would get a ton of use out of! Since I started the renovation in 2014 I’ve been hacking away at using all of the wood leftover in the barn from when my Grandparents’ were wood workers. Besides random stashed wood there was one very special, very hidden, pile that I spotted right away: VERY old, rough cut oak and pine that was simply gorgeous.
All that was left was to give the oak a power wash and wait for it to dry. I don’t always soak wood before I sand it down but because this is oak I wanted the grains to all stand up as much as possible. Oak is a little like sanding concrete!
I’m planning on sealing it with something eventually but, because this is MN and we have such a harsh climate, I feel like my only option would be using an epoxy pour of some kind… that’s something I’m going to contemplate about for a bit.
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Ella on Aug 05, 2022
It's a great idea, I never thought of it myself and we used to have a deck !
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GrandmasHouseDIY on Aug 05, 2022
Thanks Ella, we really love it!
Marilyn Modrzejewski Benson on Aug 12, 2022
You can use Biat Varnish for the wood. It will stand up to the elements.
Ann53783991 on Aug 06, 2022
The railing looks great. I love your farm.
GrandmasHouseDIY on Aug 11, 2022
Thank you Ann!
Yes, your idea is wonderful, BUT I have a question about the building in the back ground. Perhaps a barn?? What is it I see on the roof line??? I am so curious!!!!! Why is it in peaks?
I have a very long deck. I don’t like wood railings. Block my beautiful view of Gulf of Mexico! Does your metal rope looking things rust? Any ideas what to use that won’t rust?