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Project by Robert27 posted 10-07-2012 03:35 AM 1710 views 8 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my first project but will definitely be the first of many. My wife wanted a farmhouse table for our dining room and after looking at how ridiculously expensive they can be I decided I was going to make one myself. All in all the cost of this table came out to around $150.

I used cedar 4×4 posts for the legs and everything else is construction grade 2×4’s, 2×6’s and 2×8’s. I used a standard minwax stain and a tung oil finish. I think I might add another coat of the tung oil just to give it a little more durability but I really don’t want it to come out too glossy so I will probably wait a while before I do that.





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#1 posted 10-07-2012 03:49 AM

Fantastic first project. Good job.

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#2 posted 10-07-2012 09:35 AM

Nice table. I’m wanting to make one myself

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#3 posted 10-07-2012 11:08 AM

You did a nice job on this table. Congratulations

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#4 posted 10-07-2012 01:22 PM

great looking table it turned out very nice.

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#5 posted 10-07-2012 01:56 PM

Well done!! When is dinner?

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#6 posted 10-07-2012 11:53 PM

Nice job.

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#7 posted 10-08-2012 01:19 AM

Great table

-- Cad a dheanfaimid feasta gan adhmad.......?

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#8 posted 10-08-2012 10:56 AM

What stain did you use on it? looks great.

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#9 posted 10-08-2012 06:57 PM

Good job!

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#10 posted 10-08-2012 11:01 PM

Thanks everybody for the comments

Tim – I used Minwax Oil based Stain Special Walnut 224 and finished it with Tung Oil

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#11 posted 12-03-2012 01:11 PM

Being an ex-park ranger, I love rustic stuff like this. Cool!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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