I can’t believe I forgot to post this. Kitchen table build.
We moved into this house 3 years ago. At that time it was a major downsize for us. Went from 2-1/2 stories down to one. So we sold our massive 8’ long kitchen table and bought a little round table about 42” in diameter.
Well, my wife wasn’t thrilled with it and asked me if I had the skill to build one. I have made a lot of things including the bed we sleep in but as you move through our house and look at what all I’ve made you can see the various stages of my woodworking development. I wasn’t 100% sure how well making a table and stools that could support our weight would come out. Nevertheless I committed and we sold our newest table for $200 and I had to try to build a complete set on that budget.
Well.....I made it! Came in right at the money mark for a completed set (minus the finish).
We have a small kitchen with limited counter space. 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. When building things like this getting the proper proportions are a must so I took tons of measurements and drew the complete design on paper before ever cutting a single board.
I had this usable last fall but we didn’t decide on what finishes we wanted until just now. Today I painted a semi-solid red stain on the table base and applied three layers of water based satin polyurethane over the already stained top. More pics as I get it finished up.
Last edited by Duane Bledsoe; 06-10-2018 at 07:35 PM.