This is a 5x5ft square farmhouse table that I built for my dining room. It's all kiln dried construction lumber. I bought a thickness planer to get this right. I got tired of the twists in the boards that made it impossible to get the table top flat and consistent. It's completely worth it. I cut all the boards down from 2x12 lumber to 10 inch width. I routered the edge of each plank with 1/8 bit to give it a small crack in between the planks. I sprayed the new varathane poly, water-based, and it came out perfect. I ended up with 4 coats.
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Varathane Dark Walnut
Recommended Skill Level