|Project by jrhovde||posted 09-04-2012 07:52 PM||1996 views||3 times favorited||9 comments|
This is my first woodworking project ever and I built it with the intention of saving money on a professionally built table. I’m now addicted to woodworking and I’m sure I’ve spent three times what I would have spent on a professionally made table, on woodworking tools.
I built this out of pine because I didn’t want to invest a ton of money into something that I didn’t know if I could do. It’s stained with Minwax English Chestnut and topped with way too many coats of polyurethane.
The table is 8ft long and 43” wide if memory serves. I inlaid an 1-1/8” steel band around the table and hide it underneath. It’s there just for looks.
What I’ve learned (and I’m sure you all have known for a long time): you can put on too many coats of poly, glue doesn’t stain so make sure it’s all gone, always buy clamps, and don’t stain and varnish in your own house even if it is winter outside and you’re impatient.