Redwood Farmhouse Dining Table - two person type :)

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Project by LumberingWoodworker posted 11-08-2017 03:37 AM 2238 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

30”H x 45”L x 31”W – Two person dining table in farmhouse style.

I used construction grade 2” x 6” x 8’ redwood boards. I only had to dig through several hundred boards at the three different big box stores to find three worthy boards.

I first cut them to 4’ lengths then ran them thru a plainer. Next I cut smooth edges on the table saw (I don’t have a jointer). To help keep the boards even during glue up I used a biscuit jointer—first time and I liked it :). Then I had access to a surface sander which left the table top nicely smooth. Fine sanding and stain then about 6 clear coats of a satin polyurethane finish. I used polyurethane in the hopes it would add strength to the top to help prevent dents.

A learning in progress.

For the under frame and legs I used Monterey Pine and painted them with a slight off tint white. The legs were pre-manufactured and readily available at the big box store.

Shocking enough the wife likes the end product. :)



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#1 posted 11-08-2017 05:25 AM

Nice job Brian. Keep up the good work.

-- I'm gonna go make some saw dust

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#2 posted 11-08-2017 04:02 PM

This is a very nice table. I think you’ve earned yourself a trip to a real lumber store…:^)

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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#3 posted 11-08-2017 04:32 PM

Definitely good job. Twice!

First on the very well done table and then the WIFE PLEASED!! WOW ++ WOW! That is an extreme accomplishment.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#4 posted 11-08-2017 06:31 PM

You did a beautiful job on this farm house table and it is a very nice piece.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#5 posted 11-08-2017 06:41 PM

Now that youve made the wife happy i can sense her asking you to do another project. This is where you strike. “Ya know honey, to really do the job right i could use a (pick your tool).

Nice work on the table!

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#6 posted 11-20-2017 03:36 PM

Thanks for looking and all your comments are appreciated.


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