Farmhouse Table and Benches

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 12/27/2016 - 09:54

After shopping for a dining room table with my wife in mid November, I came to the realization that I could make a table like the ones being sold at the store for a fraction of the price.  I spent some time surfing the web looking for farmhouse table designs when I stumbled upon Ana's website.  The Farmhouse table (pocket hole updated version) really jumped out at me as something that I could accomplish as a person who had never worked with wood before.  So starting the Friday after Thanksgiving I began building the table in secret, as I planned to surprise my wife with it for christmas.  

Feeling ambious, I decided to add two of the farmhouse benches to my workload thinking it would make my surprise all the better.  After a lot of long nights, I was able to complete the benches and table as well as stain and add a couple coats of polyurethane just in the nick of time.  My wife was very surprised and couldn't be happier with out the table turned out.  I can't wait to try more Ana White projects!

Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
Fir
Finish Used
Varathane Kona Stain. (because of fir's poor stain absorption properties, I treated the stain as a paint. I put on a layer of stain and never wiped it off. It took about two days for the stain to dry this way)

Minwax Clear Satin polyurethane. ( 3 coats on the base and benches, 4 coats on the table top. sanded with 220 grit between coats)
Recommended Skill Level
Beginner