Farmhouse table & benches

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Project by JakeN posted 594 days ago 1718 views 3 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my first woodworking project and to say that it was a learning experience would be a gross understatement. We recently bought our first home (and adopted our first dog) and realized that our Brooklyn-apartment-sized furniture looked pretty tiny in our new place. The table and benches are made of construction grade lumber with screws and glue. The finish is minwax “Early American” with 3 layers of satin poly. The wife has since made foam cushions that run the length of each bench. The old dinner table, seen in the third photo, is now on our back porch for outdoor meals in warmer weather. Thanks for looking at my very amateurish first project!

-- "Not so deep as a well nor wide as a church door is our error."

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#1 posted 594 days ago

good first project…gotta start somewhere…welcome to LJs


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#2 posted 594 days ago

Hey, that’s a really nice build, first project or not. Actually, I’d say that it’s more professional than “amateurish”, doesn’t look like there could be any improvements made. Enjoy it, looks like the dog likes it too.

-- "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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#3 posted 594 days ago

Nice table. Get your dog off the table.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#4 posted 594 days ago

Very nice work for your first project you defiantly have talent

-- Cosmicturner

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#5 posted 594 days ago

Well done and congrats on the new place. Cute pup as well.

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

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#6 posted 594 days ago

super job, hard to believe it’s your first project.

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 594 days ago

Great job!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#9 posted 593 days ago

got a feeling the honey do list got a bit bigger after a fine job like that!

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#10 posted 593 days ago

Gotta have a starting point. You challenged yourself on this, The sky is the limit.

-- 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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#11 posted 593 days ago

Off to a great start. Next up, the dog house.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#12 posted 592 days ago

great looking table,keep up the good work.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#13 posted 592 days ago

Thank you all for the kind words of encouragement. I have a lot to learn from everyone here! Bampy, you hit the nail on the head.

-- "Not so deep as a well nor wide as a church door is our error."

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