|Project by CinciNick||posted 10-28-2015 04:52 PM||890 views||0 times favorited||8 comments|
Hello, my name is Nick and this is my first post is a new member. After my wife began looking for a large Farm dining room I decided to try and save my wallet some damage by building one of my own. With little to no prior woodworking experience other than high school woodshop I figured a simple table would be the best thing to cut my teeth on.
We wanted The table to have a butcher block look to it and I was able to find two 6×2 foot sections of pre-made butcher block made out of Aspenwood at the local hardware store. As I was working with only limited powered hand tools I purchased a Kreg Jig to help make the joints and joining the two large sections of butcher block more sturdy and it worked great. I used more Aspen for the skirting around the bottom of the table. And I found pre spun table legs that I cut down to use as well. As an added touch I offset the apron from the corners of the table legs to give it an extra little detail.
We were going for a rustic distressed look. So I fashioned some tools using a fewu nails through a board some chains and some carving chisels and distressed it perfectly in my opinion haha. I then used a small hand plane dude all the edges of the table as well as a hand saw to round off each corner of the table top. Giving it that perfection through imperfection look.
I bought the chairs from a local bare wood Furniture Company and I distressed them using the same techniques as on the table. The two cloth covered chairs were also purchased at a furniture store. I wish I had all of the tools to make my own but my wood shop is not quite there yet haha.
I used two different colors of stain one in Ebony and the other a classic walnut to give it a very dark brown color I also applied two coats of semi gloss polly as a finish.
Overall I understand this is not a very fancy or intricate project however I was very happy with the outcome. And most importantly the wife was happy and as we all know if she is happy everyone is happy haha.
-- Nick ~ Indiana/Ohio