modified garden farmhouse table

Submitted by JennyInGex on Tue, 04/22/2014 - 03:24

I put an ad in a local classifieds for free wood. Got some heavy oak beams I had local carpenter saw to make the leg posts. The top boards are construction scaffolding boards. All will be sanded and stained some more, top boards sanded and varnished, bottom boards and posts stained and some holes filled w epoxy and it is good to go.
This was a really fun project. We stood on top of the boards to make them bend down when screwing them in from the top as well as bottom, as the middle board is cracked and bent. I love the table as it is now but it will look even better when the boards are even more worn and grey from the elements. Thank you Ana White!!!!!!!! we can't wait for a book of yours' to come out for a European audience, as we Europeans have a hell of a hard time to convert the measurements! This means we improvise a lot. The tables in your book help, but the local wood we buy in many different countries and stores.. have different measurements!!!!

Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
oak construction beams, scaffolding boards, and treated outdoor wood for frame and aprons
Finish Used
We don't have minwax here so it is a French company called Liberon I think
Recommended Skill Level
Intermediate