|Project by cgm_md||posted 08-02-2014 04:15 AM||1555 views||2 times favorited||4 comments|
Per the trend these days, my wife requested I make a farmhouse table for our dining room. The table is made of framing 2×4s and 2×12s. All joints are hand cut mortise and tenons (never, ever again). There are also tongue and groove breadboards that were cut with the router. I had the entire top panel run through a giant panel sander at Keim Lumber in Ohio (incredible place btw).
As for the finish, my wife wanted the table to be made out of a “dark” wood. I didnt want to spend however much this table would cost to make out of walnut or a similar species, so I started researching staining techniques. I landed on Charles Neil pre-finish + 30:1 Dark Walnut Transtint stain followed by several coats of oil-based poly. All layers done by brush. My wife and I are very happy with the results.
All in all, it cost about $150.