|Project by Texasking||posted 09-16-2013 01:33 AM||5200 views||33 times favorited||32 comments|
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!
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