|Project by Mike Hillman||posted 11-29-2015 05:11 PM||891 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
With 23 guests coming for Thanksgiving I needed another table to accommodate the crowd. This is a quick and simple farm house table that I built in two days. The table top is 5/4 X 8 pine boards I purchased from Lowes. The turned legs are from Osborne Wood Products. The apron is 1 X 5 pine, also from Lowes. The apron boards are joined to the legs with pinned mortise and tenon joinery. The boards for the table top were glued up with a tongue and groove joint via a Lie-Nielson hand plane (https://www.lie-nielsen.com/product/tongue-and-groove-planes-) This plane was actually designed for 3/4 inch boards but I still use it for 5/4 board and just plane off the left over part so it’s flush with the bottom of the tongue. The table top is finished with a dark oil stain and several coats of paste wax. The legs and apron were stained with a water based stain (Parchment) and a couple of coats of semi-gloss Polycrylic. I added a couple of cross members across the width of the apron to support the table top. The finished size is 42” wide by 94” long and will accept 8 chairs without feeling crowded. I picked up a set of used oak hoop back Windsor chairs at a local menagerie shop. They were really cheap, made in Slovenia, and nicely done.