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Rustic Farmhouse Table

  • January 30, 2017

ElBrock
ElBrock
ElBrock
ElBrock

I was inspired by a website I came across called Shanty-2-Chic, a website I believe many folks on here already know about.
When my friend, Kelly (A single-mom from my church), told me she really needed a new table for her son to be able to do his homeowrk on and for her to be able to host on, I was ready to break out the old equipment and try my hand at furniture.
Previously I had only worked on remodeling projects and never actually building furniture or for aesthetics. So, this was a treat for me, too.
It was interesting since this was my first furniture build and I've never really had to worry too much about exact measurements. But, this project taught me a lot.
i definitely learned the value of planing. As I've never used one before, it was immediately clear just how valuable it is for a furniture project. Some of the wood had warped in between the days we were actually working on it, but the Ryobi Electric Handheld Planer made easy work of the raised adges and some warped sides. And by easy work, I mean it took hours off of the time we would have otherwise spent sanding.
Since we finished the table off with a beautiful Kona stain and a Matte finish so many folks have responded by saying how gorgeous it looks. I honestly couldn't be happier with the finished product. It's beautil. It's sturdy. And most importatnly it's a blessing my friend's life.
In future projects I'm definitely going to put emphasis on planing before joining pieces and making sure that my cuts are more precise....the first time.

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Rustic Farmhouse Table

by ElBrock
Jan 30, 2017
Medium c62b6c14 ee4e 44fc aa13 eb6d4615c2d5

I was inspired by a website I came across called Shanty-2-Chic, a website I believe many folks on here already know about. When my friend, Kelly (A single-mom from my church), told me she really needed a new table for her son to be able to do his homeowrk on and for her to be able to host on, I was ready to break out the old equipment and try my hand at furniture. Previously I had only worked on remodeling projects and never actually building furniture or for aesthetics. So, this was a treat for me, too. It was interesting since this was my first furniture build and I've never really had to worry too much about exact measurements. But, this project taught me a lot. i definitely learned the value of planing. As I've never used one before, it was immediately clear just how valuable it is for a furniture project. Some of the wood had warped in between the days we were actually working on it, but the Ryobi Electric Handheld Planer made easy work of the raised adges and some warped sides. And by easy work, I mean it took hours off of the time we would have otherwise spent sanding. Since we finished the table off with a beautiful Kona stain and a Matte finish so many folks have responded by saying how gorgeous it looks. I honestly couldn't be happier with the finished product. It's beautil. It's sturdy. And most importatnly it's a blessing my friend's life. In future projects I'm definitely going to put emphasis on planing before joining pieces and making sure that my cuts are more precise....the first time.