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Project by logwolf posted 12-14-2016 03:52 PM 1878 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I moved into this home in 2012. No dining table. Used a folding table for first year. Then in the spring of 2013, I decided to make a table, after seeing the plans for this table online.
These pictures are the finished product before and after I applied a stain with a polyurathane finish.





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majuvla

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#1 posted 12-14-2016 06:13 PM

You should be proud, it’s excellent, massive and sturdy piece of furniture – rustic style, the one I like the most.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Ron Aylor

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#2 posted 12-14-2016 06:19 PM

I agree with Ivan; you should be proud, especially if this is your first project. Great job … Keep it up!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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GR8HUNTER

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#3 posted 12-14-2016 06:24 PM

a very nice table ….... keep up the good work ….. now make me a sammich …... LOL …...... GREAT JOB

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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logwolf

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#4 posted 12-14-2016 06:59 PM

Thank you everyone, and…one sammich coming up!

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woodworm

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#5 posted 12-14-2016 11:11 PM

Great project nicely done.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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Woodchuck2010

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#6 posted 12-15-2016 01:11 AM

Awesome table and bench!!!

-- Chuck, Michigan,

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Tooch

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#7 posted 12-15-2016 02:39 AM

Great looking table, love the breadboard ends

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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oldnovice

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#8 posted 12-15-2016 05:37 AM

Love it!
I am a sucker for tables and this one is full of country charm!
Are you sure this is your first project?

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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BenjaminNY

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#9 posted 12-15-2016 11:28 AM

Really nice table

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WillliamMSP

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#10 posted 12-15-2016 12:59 PM

Nice rustic look and a great first project. Good work and welcome!

-- Practice makes less sucky. (Bill, Minneapolis, MN)

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kocgolf

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#11 posted 12-15-2016 03:06 PM

Farm table style would never work in the decor of our house, but I have always loved the look. Especially the bench seat! How awesome and convenient. It feels good to make that first thing, like you discovered something you didn’t know was possible. I think it usually feels easier than you thought it would be. It’s a wonderful “I can DO this!” thing that really gets addicting! Congratulations!

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logwolf

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#12 posted 12-15-2016 06:19 PM

Thank you all for the positive comments. I have not built many projects, but I’m looking at this as “Gaining experience” whether right or wrong. Learning from mistakes are the best way to learn. If you saw this table now, you’d see the mistakes I made. The bread boards at the end should have been a tounge & groove setup rather then pocket holes. It would have allowed the main part of the table to move without effecting the grain on the bread board ends. Lesson learned.
This was my 2nd project, side table! https://s3.amazonaws.com/vs-lumberjocks.com/oi8o6uo.jpg!

. I built it for a friend at work(before I retired). For his wedding. The legs are store bought.

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Thom

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#13 posted 12-16-2016 06:17 PM

Awesome job you did great with the breadboard ends and the finish looks perfect

-- Thom CT.

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