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Nice work. Great looking project.
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A happy wife is a happy life, go for the red......just saying. Great project and looks like a solid build. A fitting country kitchen table and benches. Well done.
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I think having the base of the stools match the base of the table and the tops matching the top of the table would be very nice, but it is what ever she wants.
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I can't believe that you could possibly forget to post such a wonderful thread including the photo-shoot. I hope it will rub off on other members to SHOW how they made their projects.
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No she wants them to be solid red, seats and all. I think it will look nice but I told her I can always paint over stain but can’t really stain over paint without a whole lot of sanding. So choose wisely. She still wants solid red.
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Nice job, Duane. Thanks for the pics.

Like Chuck, I think the ends of the table are really nice. A simple/clean addition that makes the table look unique.

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Duane, Your wife is very smart and quite observant
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She asked for a farm table that was countertop height to double as an island and work space when making meals. She wanted stools that can slide completely under the table out of the way, and also be comfortable to sit on. It had to look a certain way and be strong and fully functional, large enough to work but not take up too much space in our small 12x14 kitchen.
That is GREAT! In my opinion, if your wife knows your skill level and what your family's needs are - you are on to something very rewarding! My wife is also very much that way, and it is such a blessing. As a child, her Dad owned a rather large furniture manufacturing business and he was a Master Wood Worker. There was nothing that I know of that her Dad couldn't build TOP NOTCH! Because of that, she was a bit spoiled - because I'll probably never be able to do the masterful work of him - but now she often requests things that I can build suitably for her or our daughters!
I am quite impressed with this table and stools setup and your execution of the same. I think BOTH OF YOU deserve a pat on the back!

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I can't believe that you could possibly forget to post such a wonderful thread including the photo-shoot. I hope it will rub off on other members to SHOW how they made their projects.
I know! I took all these shots and they made it to Facebook but somehow I missed posting it here. I did post other things I was making for the shop at the time, my miter saw stand, and plans I had for a mobile work bench which did finally get built and posted here too. Just somehow forgot to post this, and it was the biggest project I’ve ever had (aside from a room addition).
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DaninVan you’d be surprised how comfortable it is. The size of the stool stretchers and height was made so someone can rest their feet on them, as is the cross stretcher on the bottom of the table frame. Place feet on either of these and lean forward on your elbows for complete comfort. The stool seats are large. 18” across, and three 2x6’s wide for 18x16-1/2” seats. I was worried about losing the ability to lean back in a chair when we built this but I have not missed it at all. We have spent as long as 2 hours just sitting around the table in conversation or playing games.
With me, and my back, I have doubts that I could even make it thru a meal if I did not have a back support to ease my back against every little bit, let alone two hours. Me and stools just can't get along anymore.
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