It's still a work in progress. This is with one coat of oil. I just put the second coat on tonight. I'll decide tomorrow if I think it's enough.
My wife and I both like antiques. She prefers rustic and primitive and I'm a big fan of any of the periods that begins with "Art". Arts & Crafts, Art Nouveau and Art Deco.
This was inspired by the Arts & Crafts furniture from the turn of the last century.
It's mostly white oak though I think one board might have been red oak.
Most of the oak was salvaged from two different antique table tops that were too far gone to try to restore. One table was an original Arts & Crafts trestle table that I salvaged out of an abandoned building. I still wish I could have saved it. The other was dumped behind a local cemetary. That table was still solid wood but much more cheaply constructed. The legs are from a storm damaged tree that came down last winter.
It's all mortise and tenon joinery with a floating bottom board and the back panel is some tongue and groove that I made. The hardest part was actually turning the antique boards so the worst sides with the rust stains, screw holes and worm holes faced out. I usually try to hide the flaws but my wife likes them.
Overall I like it and I think it will be a nice way to display my sticks in the living room.