4x4 truss dining room table and bench

Submitted by kruzie2 on Sun, 07/06/2014 - 13:49

This project took a long time since it was my first and I had a baby boy in the middle of completing it. But finally it is finished. I had help with the construction and the plan was modified a little bit (83x38 inches) mostly since it needed to fit in the back of my father-in-law's van for transport to our new home. The finished product came out pretty well for my first foray into woodworking!

Estimated Cost
275 since I also bought the Kreg Jig and clamps
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Finish Used
Prestained with Minwax Wood Conditioner to get the even color. It really is magic in a can. Then stained with 2 coats of Minwax English Chestnut and then a rub of Minwax Red Oak to give it a little more of a reddish tint to better match the chairs. Finished with 3 coats of satin polyurethane.
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Sun, 07/06/2014 - 18:26

Yes, we used the table saw to square all of the edges. This ensures a tight fit on the table top with no room for crumbs to get in!