My first farm table.

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Project by CinciNick posted 10-28-2015 04:52 PM 1643 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello, my name is Nick and this is my first post is a new member. After my wife began looking for a large Farm dining room I decided to try and save my wallet some damage by building one of my own. With little to no prior woodworking experience other than high school woodshop I figured a simple table would be the best thing to cut my teeth on.

We wanted The table to have a butcher block look to it and I was able to find two 6×2 foot sections of pre-made butcher block made out of Aspenwood at the local hardware store. As I was working with only limited powered hand tools I purchased a Kreg Jig to help make the joints and joining the two large sections of butcher block more sturdy and it worked great. I used more Aspen for the skirting around the bottom of the table. And I found pre spun table legs that I cut down to use as well. As an added touch I offset the apron from the corners of the table legs to give it an extra little detail.

We were going for a rustic distressed look. So I fashioned some tools using a fewu nails through a board some chains and some carving chisels and distressed it perfectly in my opinion haha. I then used a small hand plane dude all the edges of the table as well as a hand saw to round off each corner of the table top. Giving it that perfection through imperfection look.

I bought the chairs from a local bare wood Furniture Company and I distressed them using the same techniques as on the table. The two cloth covered chairs were also purchased at a furniture store. I wish I had all of the tools to make my own but my wood shop is not quite there yet haha.

I used two different colors of stain one in Ebony and the other a classic walnut to give it a very dark brown color I also applied two coats of semi gloss polly as a finish.

Overall I understand this is not a very fancy or intricate project however I was very happy with the outcome. And most importantly the wife was happy and as we all know if she is happy everyone is happy haha.

-- Nick ~ Indiana/Ohio

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#1 posted 10-28-2015 05:10 PM

Nice job!!

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#2 posted 10-28-2015 08:05 PM

Nick, it’s a very nice looking table.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#3 posted 10-29-2015 08:35 AM

Well done and welcome to Lumberjocks!!!!!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 10-29-2015 11:55 AM

Good work! happy future woodworking.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#5 posted 10-29-2015 08:47 PM

looks great

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#6 posted 10-29-2015 08:57 PM

Great work.

Welcome to Lumberjocks. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#7 posted 03-21-2016 12:24 PM

”Overall I understand this is not a very fancy or intricate project …”

Dude you got NOTHING to apologize for. It came out GREAT !

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#8 posted 03-28-2016 01:40 PM

Thanks Joe!

-- Nick ~ Indiana/Ohio

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