|Project by FredIV||posted 02-27-2012 07:41 PM||1240 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
I finished my kitchen nook a few weeks ago. It took me a few weeks to finalize but it was well worth it. We had a round table and four chairs in a square space for 9 years. That never felt right for me. Now I can seat 6-8 people comfortably instead of 4. We love the rustic/weathered look, so I used pine to construct the tressle table and benches. I took a nice sharp chisel and hammer to rough it up a bit, then wiped stain across the whole piece. The benches and table top are 5/4” poplar from my local lumber yard. I love the way the stain came out. Poplar isn’t the easiest to stain but it totally fits the look that I was striving for. The benches are also trimmed out using the MLCS wainscotting bit. I love that tool/bit. I attached breadboards on the ends with glue and heavy duty dowel The table is a tressle table and I used mortise and tenon joints across the legs and stretcheers.
After paint and stain I used 3 coats of poly for added surface strength. Also, I now have added storage space which is a huge plus.
thanks for looking