|Project by WoodSupt||posted 01-14-2014 02:01 PM||944 views||2 times favorited||11 comments|
Here is my first project that I have ever made. I am truly green to wood working and this took a lot of hard work. My wife wanted a new kitchen table and the one she should me from Restoration Hardware was great but it was expensive ($1700). I told her that I wanted to build one instead, so that is when it all started. I used the table that she should me from RH as my starting off point (basic design). The table is made from 1”x3”, 1”x4” & 1”x6” for the table top and the base. What I did for the table top was used my kreg jig to attach all the one bys together then installed a 3/4” plywood to the underside. For the base I built it out of 2”x3” & 4”x4” then cladded it with one bys. The one bys are hard maple and the base two bys & four bys was just kiln dried. I think overall it took me around 60hrs to complete the entire project. The final cost to build the table was right around $700. I’m very pleased but I have noticed areas where I made mistakes and probably more experience woodworkers would laugh at the quality. I am looking forward to the next project (building a Mantel over my fireplace along with built in shelving) and will continue to post my finish work. I encourage comments on where I can improve or any other suggestions.