I am going to make this old barn door into a table. The bottom 6-7 inches was rotted so I had to cut that part off. The door is held together by 10 million nails that were pounded through and then bent over. I had a good time trying to find a cut off line that wasn't dotted with rusted nails. Finally I put a carbide tipped blade on my circular saw and cut away.
The blade cut through some of the nails that were in its path. So now the one edge of the door will have metal pieces visible. I am going to lightly sand the top, then give it a coat of semi-gloss lacquer. The door knob set is going to stay in place. I have four porch posts to use as legs. I cannot decide whether I should make it normal table height or work island height.