|Forum topic by millssnell||posted 09-25-2011 07:08 AM||2219 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
09-25-2011 07:08 AM
I just finished a project for a friend, and well it is probably the largest thing I will ever build. It has been a great deal of fun, but now I am trying to gauge the cost and amount of time that it may have taken others.
The table is 14 feet long, 38 inches wide and the legs are 2, 2×6’s thick in order to form the X. The one picture is the initial purchase of lumber, but about 90% of that wood was used for the table. All the wood was rough sawn and had to be planned down. Believe it or not, I got all of that wood for 40 dollars!
The top was built in two halves, each was (5) 2×8’s wide, and about 6 1/2 feet long. Both halves were joined together in the middle by tongue and grove cut with the router, the breadboard ends and middle connecter are 2×6’s. The apron is made of 2×4’s. I had to move the pieces of the table to it’s final resting place in a garage/barn, and assemble, sand, stain, and finish it there. Sanding alone took me about 5-6 hours and that may be a little short. The final finish is Minwax, Early American with a Wipe on Poly to top it off.
I would love to know how much you would charge for a table like this, and also how many hours you think it would take you to complete. I’ll probably be posting this to the projects page soon.
Also, I would seriously welcome any feedback, comments, criticism or thoughts on different ways to do it. I am 22 years old, and I know that there are a lot of “gray haired crowns of wisdom” out there. I have plenty of other pictures if you would like to see other aspects as well.