For DIY enthusiasts, nothing feels better than getting a fresh batch of materials to work with for their projects. Reclaimed barn wood is a favorite among many because of the reasonable cost and the unmistakable character developed over the years. Some people even perform surface treatments just to get the look of old wood. Of course, it is far easier to just get the real thing and focus on other aspects of the project.
These could be great if you are thinking of making a large dining table like those in farmhouses. Just line up a few planks together, secure them on both ends, and create sturdy legs underneath. Pair this with benches of the same length for seating. If you prefer something simpler, then consider making a few single-layer shelves for the kitchen. Once you have mastered woodworking, go create more complicated projects around the house.