Rustic Dining Table, Bench and Chairs

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Project by PlanBWoodworks posted 01-27-2019 03:24 AM 795 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my latest commission project. The client wanted me to recreate the table, bench and chairs from the last photo. I made some structural changes and refined the pieces a bit. I would like to reiterate that I HATE the distressed look. I think that it is too subjective. I prefer a finish that is concrete.

Anyway, everything was built from pine and I used simple half laps and a few mortise and tenon joints to keep the project in budget. I used a biscuit joiner to help in gluing up the top. The stain is colonial maple by Varathane. The stained pieces were given 3 coats of Arm-R-Seal. The distressed look was achieved by painting everything white, and then rubbing a mixture of Minwax Dark Walnut and Minwax Classic Gray. I went back and very lightly applied some slightly watered down white paint as accents.

The client was very happy. I was thrilled to get these pieces out of my garage!

Thanks for looking!

-- Why can’t I ever find my pencil???

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#1 posted 01-27-2019 02:43 PM

I think you did a great job of capturing the feel of the piece you were copying while upping it’s design to the next level. Very nice work.

-- Larry A. - I've made a small fortune with my woodworking. The trouble is, I started with a large fortune.

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#2 posted 01-28-2019 02:56 AM

A nice looking table. And I agree about not really loving the distressed look in general.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#3 posted 04-13-2020 01:59 PM

This is a nice table and seating set up. I read that you used Biscuits to attach the table top, And just Glue? And no stretchers under the table top? I was contacted by my local Fire Department and was asked to make them a table. This is kind of what I’m looking for. Any help would be appreciated.

-- DWelch. Michigan, The only dumb question is the one not asked!

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