Farmhouse Kitchen Table

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Project by pfleming posted 12-19-2016 12:57 AM 1287 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The wife’s been after me to build her a farmhouse table to go in the kitchen, and she kinda’ forced my hand when she sold our kitchen table and chairs a few weeks ago without having a replacement on hand. Here is the end result…..I hope you enjoy. The top is made from 2×6” pine lumber that was planed down to 1 1/4”, then joined together with pocket hole screws. I stained it with Minwax Provincial oil based stain, and cleared it with three coats of water based polycrylic. This is the first time I’ve ever used stain and polycrylic on anything this big, but it turned out pretty good. For the legs and base, I used pine 2×4” lumber glued together, then cut to length. The finish on the base is a coat of white chalky paint, followed by a coat of sealer wax, followed by antiquing wax, all applied by the wife. The overall measurements of the table are 60” long x 40” wide x 30” top height.

-- Patrick, Mississippi

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 12-19-2016 01:38 AM

That’s a nice sturdy table!!

Just a suggestion. Put that last photo on there first and it is the one that shows with the project on the screen with the name.


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 12-19-2016 01:45 AM

Great job. LOL.
””Just because I promised to make a new table, you don’t have to remind me every 6 months””. LOL
But to go and sell the table, is pushing things a bit.
I love your story.
Merry Christmas

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#3 posted 12-19-2016 11:55 AM

Jim, I guess I never realized that about the pictures before. Is there a way to go in and change the order without removing and adding all of the pics over again? I looked at the edit function, but didn’t see anything that jumped out at me. And yes, it is a nice sturdy table, she loves it!

Bob, she has been known to lean a little toward the dramatic way of getting things done :0)

-- Patrick, Mississippi

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#4 posted 12-19-2016 02:25 PM

Great job on this table.
I like the distressing !

“To move picture in edit” move cursor to top of page above other pics. Re-enter the picture you want first.

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#5 posted 12-19-2016 03:22 PM

Nice job.

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#6 posted 12-19-2016 04:44 PM

You did a nice job on this kitchen table.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#7 posted 12-20-2016 12:27 AM

Alright, that should fix the picture issue. Thanks for the comments guys. I’m going to make a matching bench to go on one side of the table pretty soon too. I went this past Saturday and picked up my (early) Christmas present…..a Bosch 1617evs router with the fixed and plunge bases. I have two other routers, but neither one of them is a plunge router, and I figured that it would be nice to have the fixed base that I can mount in my router table and still adjust bit height from above the table. My aim is to build a portable mortise jig and use loose tenons to build the bench, instead of pocket holes. I like the ease of the pocket holes, but I know the tenons will be a lot stronger. I’ll post some pics of that when I get it finished. I plan to set one of the other routers up for dove tails and leave it alone.

-- Patrick, Mississippi

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