Farm Style Table #2 (October 2012)

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Project by JSB posted 660 days ago 1402 views 7 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I liked the last farm table I built so much that I decided to build one for myself. Total Cost $58.27 + 10 hours labor. Solid construction grade pine. Amber shellac stain with 5 coats of Polycrylic. 70” x 32” surface area and 29.5” high. Legs are laminated 3.25” x 3.25”. I was in a hurry to finish for the night when I joined the top. As you can see from pic #2 I did quite a crappy job. Trying to rush for a half hour cost me 2 hours worth of elbow grease with the plane. Every joint is with pocket hole screws. Very pleased with the results. Last pic shows what it replaced (already have plans to 100% recycle the old table in 2 projects…stay tuned)

-- Jay - or

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#1 posted 660 days ago

great looking table.seems like everytime i get in a hurry to finish for the night i always mess something up.i for one will never learn that lesson,i don’t think.thanks for sharing.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#2 posted 660 days ago

Good build. Hurrying rarely works.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#3 posted 660 days ago

Same here with the hurrying. Great looking table though, love that you made it with construction grade pine, looks fantastic!

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#4 posted 660 days ago

Thanks Jay. All my projects are constructin grade pine :)

-- Jay - or

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#5 posted 660 days ago

You and I are on the same wave with the pine. I just love the look on people’s face when they see what can be done with “rough lumber.”

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#6 posted 660 days ago

Nice looking tables.

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 660 days ago

Very very nicely done!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#8 posted 659 days ago

Well done, great job!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#9 posted 659 days ago

Awesome table! I’m about to start a farmhouse table project of my own. Would you mind posting pictures of the underside? It would really help me plan the design of my table.


-- Dad: Someone was supposed to pick up his toys! Son: My name isn't "Someone".

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#10 posted 637 days ago

Very nice looking table !
Are the breadboard ends also pocket screwed in place ?
What do you mean by “construction grade Pine” ? Are you talking about framing lumber such as 2×4’s ?
thanks : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#11 posted 637 days ago

Funny you mention this Dusty. I got the notification to your comment while attaching the breadboard end to Farm Table #3 today in the shop. I just snapped a picture real quick. Yes the breadboard ends are also pocket screwed in place with Tightbond II. Typically all my projects come in the shop as 2×10x12s from Lowes or a local building supply store. Just depends on how many knots I’m after.

Thank you for the kind words :)

-- Jay - or

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