Narrow Farmhouse Table

This is a narrow farmhouse table that I was asked to build for my neighbors. The plan was very easy to follow and didn't take long to do at all. I used 1x12x8' shelving board from the local home improvement center for most of the application. When mating the top together, I used a biscuit joiner, (aside to what the plans called for), for added strength. Also, I remember from years back that you should alternate the "rings" in the lumber to prevent bowing. This gave me a smooth, level table top without using a planer. Using the shelving board made this table very light, I love this table!!

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
less than $100.00
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
shelving pine
Finish Used
Cabot Stain with sealer - gingerbread. Used a brush to put it on, but recommend a foam brush. Do not wipe on with a rag. I sanded, (used 220 grit sandpaper), after drying to give it the distressed look. I applied 2 coats of Minwax Polycrylic for the finish.
Recommended Skill Level
Beginner