Red Hen Home Farmhouse Table

This is my first furniture build! I modified the Farmhouse Table mainly by removing the stretcher, so that someone could sit comfortably at the ends of the table. I used all pocket-hole construction, so the top is one piece, made out of alternating 2x8s and 2x10s. Overall size of this table was 78" long x 40" wide, to comfortably accommodate 8 people.

Estimated Cost
$80
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Pine - construction grade
Finish Used
Two layers of Minwax Antique Oak, followed by an Antique Oak/Dark Walnut mix. Followed by 3 coats of Minwax hand-rubbed polyurethane, then one coat of Minwax Dark Wax.
Recommended Skill Level
Beginner

Comments

smitty22

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 17:46

I love this table! You did a wonderful job! Can you explain a little more about your modifications? Did you add any other support when you took away the stretcher? I want to make a table just like yours. I need to get rid of the stretcher too so that I can seat people on the ends.

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