I used the basic construction of the turned leg coffee table, but used 2x4s screwed together for the legs, added a couple of supports, and made the dimensions larger (38.5" x 62" for a dining table that seats 6). I used pocket holes for all the joints and it came together pretty easily. (One day, though, I am going to build a project without drastically altering the plans. One day.)
Built from Plan(s)
~$180, including finishing
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Pine--I used the more expensive "select" boards for the top (nice square edges) to get a groove-less table that would easier to clean.
Minwax wood conditioner followed by two coats of Minwax stain in walnut, and then, because the stain looked splotchy, one coat of Minwax gel stain in hickory. The gel stain evened things out a bit and was great to work with. Then a few coats of wipe-on poly on all that.
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