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Project by Daddypig posted 09-16-2018 04:32 AM 304 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend of mine was telling me how much he wanted a farmhouse dining table and it inspired me to make this coffee table. It took 2 days to put it together and about 3 more to do the finishing. The legs are spuce and the top is two 12” pine panels that I put together with my new General Tools dowel jig. It worked good, but the collars for the drill bit were garbage. I ended up just using tape on my drill bit for a depth gauge.

Blatantly ripped off from Ana White. Here is the dining table.

Spruce Legs
Pine Top
Puritan Pine Stain
Water Based Polyurethane

Tools:
Drill
Router
Skill Saw
Hand Miter Saw
Jig Saw
Dowel Jig

What I Learned:
Spruce does not take stain well. I worked carefully to make sure the legs had no gaps between the pieces of 2×2. Everything was flush and perfectly smooth. I wanted to hide the fact that it was made of 2×2’s, or at least make it less obvious. When I stained it, the stain seeped between the 2×2’s and highlighted the edges. It was a real bummer and not the look I wanted. It does look Farm Housey though and its growing on me. Maybe wood conditioner would have helped me.

Dowel jigs are awesome for doing edge gluing. It saved a lot of fiddling around when I glued the top together. Well worth the $50 CAD.





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recycle1943

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#1 posted 09-16-2018 11:36 AM

looking at the finished product all I see is one really nice table

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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bruc101

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#2 posted 09-16-2018 06:34 PM

Nice looking table, nice design.
Try some alcohol dye on Spruce and see how that works for you.

-- Bruce Free Plans http://plans.sawmillvalley.org

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swirt

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#3 posted 09-17-2018 01:21 AM

Looks like a great table.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#4 posted 09-17-2018 08:26 PM

Nice looking coffee table, reminds me a lot of this one!

But mine is not as detailed as yours.
I built mine for a friend of mine who wanted “Nordic” simplicity because she took it to Norway when she retired.

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

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