"farmhouse" table

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Project by bp2878 posted 04-14-2019 11:35 PM 658 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first woodworking project. Top is solid maple, about 1.5” thick. Stained with General Finishes Java Gel, finished with 3 coats satin polyacrylic. Bottom is just basic 2×6 pine with the rounded corners knocked off, painted with a cream/white latex paint. Turn out great, not perfect but I learned allot doing it and my next one will be that much better! Couldn’t have done it without the help from you guys on this forum. With all the great existing threads, and the direct answers and advice to my many questions, we have a table that I am very proud of. This one will sit 4, mainly a breakfast table for the kids. The next will be a similar design but a 8 seat rectangle.

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#1 posted 04-15-2019 12:58 AM

this looks great! congrats

-- Greg Simon

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#2 posted 04-15-2019 02:13 AM

A very nice first project. Looks like a great finish you achieved on that table top.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#3 posted 04-15-2019 04:26 AM

Really nice work. You should be proud.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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#4 posted 04-15-2019 10:12 AM

Table top is NICE but the leg/support system is dynamite. There’s a lot going on down there and you hardly mentioned it

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#5 posted 04-15-2019 04:59 PM

Looks very nice… Excellent job.


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#6 posted 04-15-2019 06:13 PM

Looks Good, great job.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#7 posted 04-15-2019 08:28 PM

Thanks eveyone for the positive feedback.

@recycle1943 , thanks, the bottom was allot of work! Allot of cut-fit, cut-fit, to get the angles just right. Every piece is angled. I did learn to sand all the wood smooth before assembling on something like this next time. It was very hard sanding all the nooks by hand after it was glued and screwed.

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#8 posted 04-15-2019 10:25 PM

Nice table, base is real cool.

-- Petey

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#9 posted 04-16-2019 02:11 AM

Nice job and design.

-- AJ

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#10 posted 04-16-2019 03:32 PM

The legs set is realy unique…interesting construction. The main upper plate looks fantastic – you can’t miss with that colour. By the way – awesome white/brown combination.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#11 posted 04-22-2019 01:29 AM

Love the contrasts. Beautiful work

-- What I make is for others....How I make it is for me.

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