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Project: Bring The Family Together 2016

  • November 27, 2016

mcaruso357
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mcaruso357
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We needed a way to bring all the family together under one roof with a table large enough to accommodate everyone. Thus, the need for a grand farm table was born. Since we were on a budget buying a table that was 108 inches long was out of the question. We began our DIY search and found the perfect design to expand upon. Off to Home Depot we went. Over the next 3 weeks the table began to come to life in our garage. One of the greatest challenges of this project was finding square lumber for our top. To save costs we opted to use 2x6 #2 Pine. Little did we know that we would end up digging through pallets of lumber before finding semi-square, perfect boards for our top. Another challenge was making sure the table was properly supported due to its excessive size. We chose to conquer this challenge by adding corner braces and two middle supports. The next step was attaching the top to the base. This is when things began to get heavy and we realized we would need an extra set of hands for lifting it. Our Ryobi belt sander and orbital sanders now went to work for several hours making the table perfectly smooth and finish ready. With the table now inside we could begin with paint, stain and finish. Applying the finish to such a large top proved challenging but was overcome by working quickly before the finish could begin to dry. We were very pleased with how the table turned out but we were blown away by the reactions from friends and family who could not believe how professional the table looked. Not only does the table look amazing, but we can now comfortably seat our entire family around it.

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  • This is absolutely beautiful!
    By KFalvey, on November 29, 2016

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Project: Bring The Family Together 2016

by mcaruso357
Nov 27, 2016

We needed a way to bring all the family together under one roof with a table large enough to accommodate everyone. Thus, the need for a grand farm table was born. Since we were on a budget buying a table that was 108 inches long was out of the question. We began our DIY search and found the perfect design to expand upon. Off to Home Depot we went. Over the next 3 weeks the table began to come to life in our garage. One of the greatest challenges of this project was finding square lumber for our top. To save costs we opted to use 2x6 #2 Pine. Little did we know that we would end up digging through pallets of lumber before finding semi-square, perfect boards for our top. Another challenge was making sure the table was properly supported due to its excessive size. We chose to conquer this challenge by adding corner braces and two middle supports. The next step was attaching the top to the base. This is when things began to get heavy and we realized we would need an extra set of hands for lifting it. Our Ryobi belt sander and orbital sanders now went to work for several hours making the table perfectly smooth and finish ready. With the table now inside we could begin with paint, stain and finish. Applying the finish to such a large top proved challenging but was overcome by working quickly before the finish could begin to dry. We were very pleased with how the table turned out but we were blown away by the reactions from friends and family who could not believe how professional the table looked. Not only does the table look amazing, but we can now comfortably seat our entire family around it.