After getting sick of barely being able to seat 4 at our teeny-tiny table from college, we decided we wanted a bigger, more solid table for our dining room.
We actually combined two sets of plans to create the finished project as well as adjusted the measurements to fit our room size (and vertically gifted resident). As beginners, we weren't entirely certain what to expect as the outcome of this project (especially since the plans are slated as intermediate/advance skill level) but we found it actually, surprisingly easy to build!
We substituted 2x6s rather than 1x6s for a more 'sturdy' table top, but it makes the table quite heavy.
Now that the weather is getting nice we can drag the table outside for finishing touches (we finished it in November!)
Interested in the complete build? Go here
stain: Miniwax 'Special Walnut' followed by 2 coats of polyurethane.