After my clients chose a clear natural finish for the table, I used a natural-colored grain filler and 5 coats of satin Minwax Wipe On Poly to complete the tables.
It took about 10 men to lift and move it to my 12 foot trailer to move it to the church. The legs and stretchers were assembled using oak pins using the draw bore pin method. The table top dropped into position nicely and with a few screws to keep it from “floating off”. :-) You can never trust gravity, you know.
Thanks for watching my progress through the construction of this project. I learned a great deal from it and hope you have also.
Here it is…. my clients hope that church members will stand aghast at the site of this table and the “lovely” metal chairs and anti up for a gaggle of new ones. Preferably, something in leather and oak. Time will tell.
The two side tables are to be added to each end to make the total length 16 feet long and seat 20 people. When not in use, they will stand against the wall.
-- The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when someone is watching.