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Project by Texasking posted 09-16-2013 01:33 AM 4063 views 32 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I started this farmhouse table last weekend. I worked on it Saturday and Sunday then again today…so in all it took about 8-10 hours total each weekend to get to this point. I have stained it, as you can see, but not exactly sure how I am going to seal it yet. I am thinking of using wax, because my kids will probably destroy it over time, and that seems to be the easiest and most durable based on a few friends suggestions…the other is minwax poly wipe on.

All that being said…this came about because of my wife. She wanted a 3500 Restoration Hardware Farmhouse table…I said, no thanks…I can make it! I studied pictures after pictures of this table. Here is the final! It is made out of pine, 2×8 and 2×10 on the top, then all 2×4 for the rest. It is all glued and screwed together with a Kreg pocket hole kit. 2.5 in screws in all the important places! I planed everything to make it all square and perfect, and sanded everything through 120, 150, and 220. Then it got fun…i went with a hammer, an old cable with metal fastener on the end, and some screws that got rolled around and made some “scratch” marks. Now it looks weathered.
For the stain, I mixed three different minwax…one part weathered oak, one part mahogany, and one part jacobean. Stirred it all up, and slapped it on…came out exactly like the picture from the restoration hardware website. Wife loves it!

OK, let me know what you guys think!! And Thank you for looking!

-- Illegitimi non carborundum.





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Bobmedic

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#1 posted 09-16-2013 01:41 AM

Looks great, I like the weathered look. On the end pieces it would be more sturdy if you put the screws in from the long boards into the side grain on the end boards. Pocket screws don’t hold as good when screwed into end grain. Just FYI. Great table though looks like it should serve you well for years to come.

-- Save lives, ease suffering, reduce morbidity and mortality, stomp out pestilence and disease, postpone the inevitable, and fake compassion. The Paramedics Creed

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Texasking

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#2 posted 09-16-2013 01:42 AM

Yes, I thought about that after it was all together…i kicked myself when I noticed…thats what heat does to you! Thanks for the compliment!

-- Illegitimi non carborundum.

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Routerisstillmyname

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#3 posted 09-16-2013 01:44 AM

Nice job, No clamps needed with pocket hole joinery…

-- Router è ancora il mio nome.

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Texasking

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#4 posted 09-16-2013 02:00 AM

Luckily I glued every joint as well! so that should help on the strength too! I used clamps when putting it all together to make sure things didn’t slide, etc…I didn’t want anything to mess up!

-- Illegitimi non carborundum.

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pintodeluxe

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#5 posted 09-16-2013 02:07 AM

Nice table, it has a great rustic look.
Wax might be the easiest finish, but it is not very durable.
I prefer lacquer, but shellac, poly, and several wipe on products can work as a topcoat.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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Texasking

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#6 posted 09-16-2013 02:15 AM

So what does everyone think about easy, yet durable finish, that will not effect the color or look in any way. I really don’t want anything shiny, I love the rustic look.

-- Illegitimi non carborundum.

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Cater

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#7 posted 09-16-2013 02:44 AM

Nice work.
The finish that I’ve liked using on the 2 tables I have made I learned from a reclaimed wood furniture maker. I use General Finishes Arm-R-Seal oil urethane topcoat (Satin) . Applying three coats and sanding between each. I let the clear coat dry for 72 hours and then rubbed it out with an old piece of steel wool 0000 and orange oil, which provided a silky smooth finish.

-- Reclaimed Wood blog http://reclaimedwoodblog.com/

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Texasking

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#8 posted 09-16-2013 02:48 AM

Cater, you have any pics of how it finishes?

-- Illegitimi non carborundum.

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hoss12992

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#9 posted 09-16-2013 03:05 AM

Absolutely love this table. I really like how you laid out the top, and also the finish. Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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Texasking

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#10 posted 09-16-2013 03:10 AM

Thanks Hoss! Really appreciate that!
This is what it is modeled after…not exactly the same, but VERY close…
Farmhouse table at restoration hardware

-- Illegitimi non carborundum.

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hoss12992

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#11 posted 09-16-2013 07:12 AM

Texasking, I like your table much better than the one in the link. There is a big difference in the quality of the two. Your joints are much tighter, and neater, thats for sure. And really like your finish MUCH better. Just my 2 cents, but I would much rather have 1 of your tables than 10 of the other.

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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Texasking

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#12 posted 09-16-2013 01:28 PM

Thanks Hoss! Really appreciate that! It’s this forum and great comments that keep me striving to get better.
I have learned a lot from people here, and the strength and long term stability of my projects is what I am working for.
Again, thanks so much everyone!

-- Illegitimi non carborundum.

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gfadvm

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#13 posted 09-16-2013 02:10 PM

I agree with Hoss. Your table is much nicer than the grossly overpriced one in the link. Your stain job was exceptional. The whole build was most excellent. (and you saved a tub of cash while having fun!)

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Texasking

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#14 posted 09-16-2013 02:20 PM

Thanks again! I did really love the stain part of it…I mixed several different ones several different times to get a good consistency and “flavor” if you will…I’ve got a lot of different woods sitting in my garage right now that are different colors.
One thing I didn’t know…when I put the stain in a solo cup, after a few hours it ate through the side…so BE CAREFUL if you do that. I haven’t done that before.

-- Illegitimi non carborundum.

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#15 posted 09-16-2013 03:06 PM

I love the table. I’ve been thinking I would like to build one of these for my daughter. Great job.

-- Marty, http://www.wickedpiggy.com

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