Farmhouse Table Brag Post

Submitted by nate_kara on Sat, 11/23/2013 - 10:10

I can't say enough how much I love my farmhouse table! Oddly enough, it took me three years to post these brag photos. We changed the plans to make a table suitable for 10 people and have filled it many times over! It has made two big moves almost completely unscathed. Because we tend to move a lot, we used 4 lag bolts to attach each of the legs and didn't glue them on. The table is very sturdy with this modification, so much so that I can stand on it to change light bulbs in our chandelier without any movement at all! We used spar urethane to seal the wood. We did five coats so that coasters and hot pads were optional. We have no water or heat marks even with a lot of careless use.

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Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Furniture grade pine
Finish Used
We used one coat of gunstock colored stain rubbed on with a dry cloth and rubbed off with another cloth after sitting for a couple of minutes. Once the stain dried, we used steel wool 000 to flatten the raised wood grain a little and gave it the first coat of urethane. We gave it a total of five coats, with steel wool between each coat and none after the final coat.
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