Farmhouse table and bench

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Project by jason posted 03-31-2015 10:22 AM 2305 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this for a friend. Modified an Ana White plan. Made from construction 2 x’s. Finished with Minwax Gel Chestnut and Lacquer.
Used biscuits and glue for the table top joinery. I’m kind of worried about attaching the breadboard in this manner as it doesn’t allow for movement, but I never really tried any of the more complicated joinery.
thanks for looking.

-- Jason, Michigan

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#1 posted 03-31-2015 07:41 PM

That is one of the nicest projects I have seen out of 2x’s. I think it is heavy enough also! Good place to hide during a tornado!

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#2 posted 04-01-2015 12:07 AM

Man that’s a substantial piece of furniture! Nice work!

As for the breadboard end, you really must allow for movement. If the top/breadboard end joint is glued all the way along it’s length, the top could split or crack with seasonal movement. Generally, breadboard ends are glued only in the middle to allow the table top to expand/contract along the length of the breadboard end.

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#3 posted 04-15-2015 03:17 PM

Beautiful! I made sure to save it as I’ll be making one just like it. Who would have though 2x lumber could look so good. Thanks for the idea!

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#4 posted 04-15-2015 04:19 PM

This turned out very nice. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#5 posted 04-16-2015 02:46 PM

Thanks. It’s not easy working with the pine, hard to find straight lumber but it’s all i can afford. I put the Gel Stain on, but felt it was too dark. I used a card scraper to scrape some of it off and really liked how it turned out.

Good luck with your build Shawn! i modified the triple pedestal farmhouse table plans from ana white’s website.

-- Jason, Michigan

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