Dining room table

Submitted by Medickep on Mon, 10/03/2016 - 13:38

I made two of these tables and they were pretty fun, but were a little more work than I thought they would be.  All of the wood is kiln dried douglas fir, as the first table top I made warped as it was green wood and not the look I was going for.  I shortened the length to 72" so I had to adjust the angles for the center pieces.  I decided to build the tables, stain it, them took them apart and glued important joints, prior to staining the tables a second coat to avoid the glue standing out.  I also used 4x4's instead of sandwiched 2x4's as I thought it looked nicer that way.  I finished with 9 coats of polyurethane on the top and than a coat of wax using 0000 steel wool to get all the little imperfections out.  

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
75.00 for just the wood (one table)

Plus Poly, sandpaper and screws.
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Douglas fir (Kiln dried)
Finish Used
Dark walnut (lighter one)

Ebony (darker one)

Poly and wax on top.
Recommended Skill Level
Intermediate