Building and distressing a Farmhouse style table

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Blog series by Kevin updated 09-11-2013 01:27 AM 2 parts 3273 reads 3 comments total

Part 1: The table and its construction

08-18-2013 04:47 PM by Kevin | 2 comments »

I kept the construction pretty simple, trying to keep the rustic look. The table is solid Cherry, some of which is hand picked pieces of wormy Cherry. It seems like a waste to use such nice lumber for a project that will be painted and distressed, but I wanted it to be solid and sturdy and I hope it lasts for several generations. If it lasts, someone in the future may want to strip the paint and finish the Cherry (you never know). Dimensions are 3’ wide x 5’ long and 31” tal...

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Part 2: Painting and Distressing

09-11-2013 01:27 AM by Kevin | 1 comment »

I started out by painting the corners with a bluish green color, then brown over the entire table. I forgot to take pictures of the brown, but I’m sure you get the point. Then a few coats of White. The blue is called Tropical oasis, the brown was oak barrel, and the white was Wedding Carriage. After the final coat was completely set up I went over the edges and corners with 80 and 120 grit sandpaper to show some of the other colors and a little bare wood. Next I just have to give the wh...

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