We found this beautifully chippy lumber on the side of the road and snagged it knowing it would make a perfect table top someday. When I decided to build a table for our back patio makeover, I knew exactly what I had to make the top out of.
This was my very first build and the pocket hole plans made it so much easier than I thought it would be! I built the top first then modified the cut list dimensions based on the top. I also flipped the ends around so the braces would show on the inside instead of the outside.
I seriously can't get enough of the top, it's so pretty and I don't have to worry about it at all since it's already wonderfully rustic. The table fits six chairs perfectly. We are looking forward to having many evenings around this table with family and friends!
For the top, I sealed the underside with Thompson's Water Seal clear waterproofer, and have plans to seal the top with Miss Mustard Seed's Tough Coat Sealer (http://missmustardseed.com/2015/09/cleaning-sealing-chipping-antique-pieces/)