|Project by Bennie Woods||posted 12-08-2011 04:58 PM||11753 views||23 times favorited||18 comments|
I finally got around building a new table and was inspired by Ana White with her version of a Pottery Barn Farmhouse Table (http://ana-white.com/2009/12/plans-farmhouse-table-knock-off-of.html) and matching benches (http://ana-white.com/2011/01/plans/farmhouse-bench). Later I will make a set of matching chairs.
My table measures 38.5”Wx96”Lx30”H and is made with cheap 2×8’s for the top and 2×4’s for the base. Additionally I built two matching benches using 2×4’s. The legs were laminated 2×4’s. The tops of the table and benches were joined with biscuits. The breadboard ends of the tops were joined with biscuits and strengthened with pocket hole screws. All of the visible screws were countersunk and then covered with oak dowels sanded flush.
My wife requested it to be stained with Red Mahogany and topcoated with oil based polyurethane but I was a little aprehensive with staining pine this dark. It turned out very well. The pictures don’t quite do it justice but I’m no photographer…Maybe one day, I’ll get a better camera and stage my pictures.
Pic #1 is the finished table.
Pic #2 is a close up of the top.
Pic #3 is the top and benches after sanding the first coat of poly.
Total price for materials was approximately $168. No dollar figure estimated for my effort as of yet! It did take almost two weeks working around a full time job and running 5 days a week.
Thanks in advance for viewing as well as any and all comments.
-- Bennie Woods, USS FRANK CABLE, GUAM