Voila! Une table. First Furniture Project, thanks to Ana and all Braggarts

Submitted by beis0052 on Mon, 08/27/2012 - 09:44

So I built this table in the last few weeks. I am looking to make furniture for a living at some point down the road, being sort of tired of my current profession. Starting a new hobby takes some initial investment, but my wife was enthusiatic. The whole table took about 4 days of work. I ran into a few problems with sizing of some of the pieces but they are all covered in the commments sections.

Materials: Fir for the legs, red oak and walnut on top. You may notice the top is pieced together a little differently than Ana's plan. This is due to some creative problem solving. Namely, the 1X6s for the top weren't quite the right width.

Finish: Satin Polyurethane (4 coats) and Minwax Cherry Oil based Stain (1 coat). Note, the spray cans of polyurethane are a waste of money.

Entire project was 350 dollars. I Probably could have done it for 300 or less had I more experience. Now I need some chairs. Saw some cool ones here. http://wudfurniture.com/furniture/wud-chair/
Whaddya say Ana? Plans Please! :)

Estimated Cost
350
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
Fir, Red Oak, Walnut
Finish Used
Satin Polyurethane (4 coats) and Minwax Cherry Oil based Stain (1 coat). Note, the spray cans of polyurethane are a waste of money. Sand lightly in btween coats of Poly.
Recommended Skill Level
Beginner

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