I have been doing a lot of projects out of reclaimed wood and this is probably one of my favorites. As you can imagine, with 3 kids, the kitchen table sees a lot of action and not only from its intended use. It seems that our kitchen table is a nail salon, an art studio, dance stage and just an overall spot of gathering for activities. Needless to say it takes a lot of abuse and I thought it needed a little face-lift due to the chips and stains it has acquired over the years. So I decided to cover the top with reclaimed fence pickets from one of the neighbors old re-do's. I bought a couple different shades of stain and assembled the boards in a chevron pattern. After a couple days of drying in between coats of poly her is what the before and after looked like.