I kept the construction pretty simple, trying to keep the rustic look. The table is solid Cherry, some of which is hand picked pieces of wormy Cherry. It seems like a waste to use such nice lumber for a project that will be painted and distressed, but I wanted it to be solid and sturdy and I hope it lasts for several generations. If it lasts, someone in the future may want to strip the paint and finish the Cherry (you never know). Dimensions are 3’ wide x 5’ long and 31” tall. As you’ll see in the pictures I used shop made sliding buttons to hold the top down and allow for expansion. Most of this blog is going to be on the distressing of the project which will come soon. Last picture is from after I finished a little hand planning on the top. I gave the picture an antique filter (just thought It looked right). Thanks for looking.
-- Measure twice, cut once, then sand a whole bunch