I used the narrow farm house table as my starting point. I added two shelves. I used select grade Pine for this project for all except the 1x12 that was used for the shelves. I didn't want to spend 30 bucks for the select grade 1x12 for the shelves, so I used whitewood for that. I used pocket holes to join the 4 1x4s that makes up the top. I sanded the joints to try to give the appearance that it is a single boards. Can't tell unless you really look close. I am pretty happy with the way it turned out. Biggest problem I had with this project was my 10 year old cordless drill. Batteries would only hold a charge for 4 or 5 pocket holes, so this project took me much longer then it should have. That's okay, I used the time waiting on the drill to charge to sand, and measure. That problem has been corrected with the Black Friday sale at Lowes. My next project is a desk for my daughter, I designed it myself, but would never have attempted something like this without this great website!!!
Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Time Investment
Day Project (6-9 Hours)
Type of Wood
Select grade Pine for all except the two shelves. For those I used whitewood
Minwax pre-stain conditioner, Red Mahogany 225 stain, two coats for minwax Polyurethane clear gloss. lightly sanded with 220 sand paper between 1st and second coat of polyurethane.
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