This was such a fun project!! Kudos to Ana White for a great design!! We made several changes, including the dimensions; 10ft X 42-43 in (left the outside edge raw. Table top is 1.5" thick American Walnut with a semi gloss clear poly, and the base is milled 1.5" thick poplar, stained dark walnut. The pedestals also have threaded rods vertically drilled through the center beams (one top and one bottom) and used 3/4" dowels sunk into the base and riser for added structural stability. Finally, the mortise and tenon runner on bottom used dowels to hold it in place and the top is removable using my own fabricated wooden cleats to attach the top in an old style removable way. All in all; although this was certainly not the cheapest (about $1,500 all things considered) or simple (although comparable materials and craftsmanship would cost about 3x what I spent); this table is bullet proof and beautiful!! Thanks for the inspiration Ana!!!
Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
Top is American Walnut; Pedestal legs and runner are Poplar
Clear Semi Gloss on top and Dark Walnut on Bottom.
Recommended Skill Level