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Thanksgiving Table


DRwahlbrink
DRwahlbrink
DRwahlbrink
DRwahlbrink

My wife requested that I build a table before Thanksgiving so that we could have our entire family enjoy thanksgiving around our new table. Thanksgiving is her absolute favorite. I began by getting materials we spent an hour looking at different options finally deciding on 4x4 legs, 2x4 aprons and 2x6 board for the top. Well with every project there were some bumps after building the entire table and finishing the top we discovered that the 2x6's had warped badly and no effort could flatten them. So I started the top new this time with Kiln Dried 1x6 boards much better option. Both tops are pictured in the beginning. The 1x6 top fits the room much better given that it's a smaller space. I chamfered the the aprons and bottoms of the legs to add dimension I also added a smaller chamfer around the boarder of the top. I painted the base all white. The top finish was a much more fun process we used a lot of random ageing with the pictured objects. after that i stained the top with Minwax Jacobean 2750 once that dried I whitewashed (50 water 50 white paint) the table and immediately began distressing the top with steel wool. Once it dried completely i came back with a torch and added additional burn marks. finished the table with 2 coats of Minwax Polycrilic. Also pictured are our chairs that we reupholstered to match the table.

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      • GREY FABRIC
      • WHITE PAINT
      • STEEL WOOL
      • MINWAX JACOBEAN STAIN
      • MINWAX POLYCRILIC
      • 1-1/4" KREG SCREWS
      • 6 KILN DRIED 2X6X6
      • 6 TOP CHOICE 2X6X8
      • 2 COMMON 2X4X8
      • 2 COMMON 4X4X8

Comments (6)


  • This table turned out beautifully! And what a cutie pie you have to help model it! You did an amazing job on the finish and the paint combo. It's a perfect blend of fresh and vintage. Very nice job!
    By RYOBI Nation, on November 14, 2016
    • Thank you Very much! This was my first large table and I learned a lot in the process. So much fun learning and building.
      By DRwahlbrink, on November 14, 2016

  • Beautiful job David!!
    By jandi432, on November 15, 2016
    • Thank you very much!
      By DRwahlbrink, on November 15, 2016

  • Looks good man
    By Rgillmore9, on November 15, 2016
    • Thanks Man now you need to build one!
      By DRwahlbrink, on November 15, 2016

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Thanksgiving Table

by DRwahlbrink
Nov 13, 2016

My wife requested that I build a table before Thanksgiving so that we could have our entire family enjoy thanksgiving around our new table. Thanksgiving is her absolute favorite. I began by getting materials we spent an hour looking at different options finally deciding on 4x4 legs, 2x4 aprons and 2x6 board for the top. Well with every project there were some bumps after building the entire table and finishing the top we discovered that the 2x6's had warped badly and no effort could flatten them. So I started the top new this time with Kiln Dried 1x6 boards much better option. Both tops are pictured in the beginning. The 1x6 top fits the room much better given that it's a smaller space. I chamfered the the aprons and bottoms of the legs to add dimension I also added a smaller chamfer around the boarder of the top. I painted the base all white. The top finish was a much more fun process we used a lot of random ageing with the pictured objects. after that i stained the top with Minwax Jacobean 2750 once that dried I whitewashed (50 water 50 white paint) the table and immediately began distressing the top with steel wool. Once it dried completely i came back with a torch and added additional burn marks. finished the table with 2 coats of Minwax Polycrilic. Also pictured are our chairs that we reupholstered to match the table.