Modified farmhouse table with extensions

Submitted by William E on Tue, 11/18/2014 - 19:28

Modified the main table by knocking down the length one foot. Slightly reduced width based on lumber used by about 2 inches. Added two extensions. Used 2x4s for side aprons and 2x6s for end aprons. This allowed me to notch 2x3 (lumber size) holes in the ends to slide extension arms in. Arms held by friction and torque so if you do this make the holes tight. Don't over stain or poly. Slide wax candle on arms to help them slide in. If lose you can install a latch on arms under table. All items from Home Depot. Last photo shows dry fit of extension prior to screwing on top from the bottom. Gave me best alignment.  If you haven't paid it forward for this great FREE site, do so by ordering Ana's book a Handmade Home. Making the coffee table I found in it this weekend. Good luck all and if you are wondering if you should? Yes, you should. 

Estimated Cost
150 minus kreg jig. Had all other tools.
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Kiln dried pine. Builder grade. Be picky.
Finish Used
Red mahogany left on for ten plus minutes. Three coats of mini wax oil based poly. Sanded in between with 400 grit. Final pending 0000 steel wool dipped I wood paste. Don't worry if you mess up. Just sand down and repeat.
Recommended Skill Level
Beginner

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