Porch End Table

Submitted by Smokeydog on Sun, 05/22/2016 - 17:21

I made this little end table for my daughter-in-law to accompany the porch bench I made for her about 2 years ago. It's a simple little table but it does have one unique feature.  My son and daughter-in-law cut down a large old cedar tree from in front of their house and gave me the wood.   I thought it might be nice to build something for them from the tree so aI milled several pieces of the tree and let them dry in my shed for about one year.  It took a while to run the wood through the planner to get it just right.  I used the wood for the table top and the wood grain looks just beautiful.  In fact, I'm  just now leaving to their house on Bainbridge Island  to give them the table.  I know she'll  love it!

Estimated Cost
$0.00 I used scrap wood for the legs and apron and cedar from their tree for the top. I had paint on hand.
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
Cedar for table top, oak for table trim and pine for legs and apron.
Finish Used
Rustoleum Spray Paint ... Satin
Recommended Skill Level
Beginner

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