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Per the trend these days, my wife requested I make a farmhouse table for our dining room. The table is made of framing 2×4s and 2×12s. All joints are hand cut mortise and tenons (never, ever again). There are also tongue and groove breadboards that were cut with the router. I had the entire top panel run through a giant panel sander at Keim Lumber in Ohio (incredible place btw).

As for the finish, my wife wanted the table to be made out of a "dark" wood. I didnt want to spend however much this table would cost to make out of walnut or a similar species, so I started researching staining techniques. I landed on Charles Neil pre-finish + 30:1 Dark Walnut Transtint stain followed by several coats of oil-based poly. All layers done by brush. My wife and I are very happy with the results.

All in all, it cost about $150.

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You did an amazing job. I hope the lumber holds up for you. Great idea getting the whole top sanded..
 

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Very impressive, great looking country farm table. I like the use of the construction grade lumber, especially the considering the price, came out very nice indeed!
 

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Beautiful. Nice work, thanks for posting.
 
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