|Project by Jarmo||posted 03-28-2015 03:18 AM||815 views||1 time favorited||0 comments|
Both of these were made from Home Depot SPF. Someday I’ll make something out of nice clear furniture-grade pine, and that will be glorious.
The kitchen table I made with a friend for his place. It started off as one of those dumbed-down Ana White designed that only uses pocket screws and tries to look real rustic, but then the top ended up being more of a bowl after everything warped like crazy. Not surprisingly, when you pocket-screw on the breadboard ends they don’t really keep anything flat. It took a lot of convincing, but I got my buddy to let me take the top apart and flatten and join everything and glue it together like a normal table top, and it still turned out rustic enough for him and is actually flat. And we put the breadboards on like you’re supposed to. The base is all screwed together and it feels pretty sturdy. He finished it, and didn’t even sand off some of the lumber stamps on the legs which makes me chuckle.
The coffee table is for me, and uses legit joinery, which really didn’t take that much longer to do. I only worry that the breadboard ends will get broken off.
Both are finished with a bunch of coats of pure tung oil.