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Dining Room Family Table

  • November 18, 2016

Cbr
Cbr
Cbr
Cbr

I wanted to build a new dining room table for a couple of years. I loved the Pottery Barn Benchwright  table.  I also loved the look of Farmhouse tables. So decided to combine the two in making a table. A good friend of ours allowed us to use some logs and also had a saw to cut boards.We cut the boards and then had them kiln-dried. We were able to use a family members wood shop to get the boards ready for the table top. We assembled  the top and the extensions and all the working components for the extensions at the Woodshop. Then brought everything home and assembled and finished the table in our dining room. I am so thrilled with how the table turned out. One stumbling block we had was the boards used for the extensions had too much give in them... so we had to replace them with much larger thicker boards in order for the extensions to remain straight. Everyone that has seen it has loved it and 2 people have said I should make them and sell them. The table has been a wonderful addition to our dining room!!

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      • Difficulty: Intermediate
        Categories: Furniture

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  • This turned out beautifully! How neat that you were able to create a unique design, and even make your own lumber! From start to finish, how much time would you say you put in?
    By RYOBI Nation, on November 21, 2016
    • Thank you :) It was very rewarding and we learned alot. would say it took about 45 hours. It probably took longer than if we purchased the boards.
      By Cbr, on November 21, 2016

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Dining Room Family Table

by Cbr
Nov 18, 2016

I wanted to build a new dining room table for a couple of years. I loved the Pottery Barn Benchwright  table.  I also loved the look of Farmhouse tables. So decided to combine the two in making a table. A good friend of ours allowed us to use some logs and also had a saw to cut boards.We cut the boards and then had them kiln-dried. We were able to use a family members wood shop to get the boards ready for the table top. We assembled  the top and the extensions and all the working components for the extensions at the Woodshop. Then brought everything home and assembled and finished the table in our dining room. I am so thrilled with how the table turned out. One stumbling block we had was the boards used for the extensions had too much give in them... so we had to replace them with much larger thicker boards in order for the extensions to remain straight. Everyone that has seen it has loved it and 2 people have said I should make them and sell them. The table has been a wonderful addition to our dining room!!