Farmhouse Style Table & Bench

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Project by brentmore posted 11-20-2012 05:00 AM 5433 views 24 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My buddy and I finally tackled a dining room table project that we’ve been talking about for a few months now. His wife’s been wanting a new table as the centerpiece for their home. They bought their original table when there was only one child… now there are 3. We took advantage of the Veteran’s Day 4-day weekend and got the farmhouse style table and bench done. The table and skirts are fir, supported by some redwood legs. I’ve never worked with either wood, so it was a treat. The project took about a day and a half for the cuts and fitting and another day and a half for the finishing. His two boys even got involved in some of the tasks. It turned out great and I think his wife is very happy.

-- Brent,

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#1 posted 11-20-2012 05:27 AM

Looks like one sturdy table nice work.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 11-20-2012 07:25 AM

Thanks! I was pretty happy with it – almost didn’t want him to take it away for his family to actually use!

-- Brent,

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#3 posted 11-20-2012 08:06 AM

It looks pretty nice and darn sturdy. Love the look.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 11-20-2012 01:11 PM

Nice piece of furniture, great build. How did you attach the legs to the skirt?, and the top to the skirt? I’ve tried to make out the hardware in the photos, are those painted bolts?
Since he took the table against your wishes, I think he at least owes you a dinner or two. Thanks for showing.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#5 posted 11-20-2012 01:27 PM

Thats one heck of a table! very nice job. looks like it could hold an 800 lb turkey no problem.

-- atta boy Clarence!

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#6 posted 11-20-2012 02:05 PM

Great looking table, and a quick build!!!

-- Scott in North Carolina

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#7 posted 11-20-2012 02:20 PM

Great looking table, I like the style and the way it is put together.

Very good build gentlemen.

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#8 posted 11-20-2012 02:41 PM

nice table

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#9 posted 11-20-2012 04:24 PM

Nice work should serve them many yrs of bonding and eating together! Nice country look to it!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#10 posted 11-20-2012 05:50 PM

Looks like a sturdy table! Good job man!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#11 posted 11-20-2012 06:06 PM

Thanks everyone!

@oldtool, the skirts are connected to the legs via some pocket hole screws. I attached a short (6 inch) piece of 2×4 on their edge to the underside of the table, parallel to the skirts. Then I ran a bolt through the skirts and through the short 2×4 (which is connect to the tabletop). It make the top easily removable and attachable to the base for transport. The bolts and washers are painted flat black… I think it’s a nice addition.

-- Brent,

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#12 posted 11-20-2012 08:42 PM

that be a nice table there sonny it really looks great I have a customer wanting me to build a picnic style table but yours looks great nice and strong like those mortise joints fine pc of work

-- Stevo, work in tha city woodshop in the country

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#13 posted 11-21-2012 04:35 AM

Strong table.

-- Ain't better or worse than any other woodpecker in the woods.

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#14 posted 11-21-2012 05:46 PM

Nice design. Looks sturdy and functional.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#15 posted 11-21-2012 06:51 PM

WOW! It’s hauntingly beautiful.
I can only imagine the happiness brought to the wife.
Thumbs up!

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