Farmhouse table meets turned leg coffee table

Submitted by KathyV on Sat, 01/05/2013 - 16:47

This was my first project and I LOVE it. We desperately needed to get a new table for our kitchen, and thanks to Ana... here she is. I love it. I cannot wait until I build more things. The Handbuilt Home is ear marked for many projects. I am such a geek, I have not only the book, but the digital version as well. This is so helpful because the digital version is on my phone and I have it readily available when I go to the store. I cannot recommend this book enough. Ana exudes confidence and that helped me to pick up that circular saw. NO FEAR! Ok, I was petrified that first cut, and probably all of the other cuts too, but it didn't stop me.

This table was so time consuming because I have three children and those little stinkers take up at lot of time. I am positive if I could have dedicated a day or two just to this project, I would have been done sooner. I underestimated how much time needs to be dedicated to sanding and staining and sanding and sanding :) I also underestimated how heavy this table is. I needed help to turn this table right side up.

All in all, I could not be happier with the finished project.

Estimated Cost
approx. $100.00
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Finish Used
I used minwax water based stain and water based poly on top (three coats).
Recommended Skill Level