Sunday, December 14, 2014

Handmade Table Part II

As promised, my second handmade table. 

We unfortunately didn't take pictures during the whole process of making this one. Out of the two of them, though, this one is my favorite. We mostly did the same process as the first one with a few adjustments. 

For the top of the table we used 4-2x8's at 4 feet long, since we needed a smaller table in the dining room. The legs are my favorite part, they are 4x4's at 29". They were so much easier to attach, minus the fact that the Kreg Jig doesn't go wide enough so you end up having to measure where to put the Kreg Jig and having to remove it from the base. Which all sounds harder than it really was. 
For the supports and the apron we used 2x4's again, nothing fancy there.

We added the same supports to the underside of the tabletop just as we did on our first table, but also added better corner supports to this table.

I went a little less Kreg Jig crazy on the tabletop for this table as well. 

I LOVE how the stain on the top turned out! We used wood glue in between the boards on the top and I really tried to sand the residue off, but some was left over and the stain didn't really take where there was residue. Overall though I ended up liking that as I think it gives it character. Which is what we say about everything that is a "mistake". 

The legs were actually stained with a deck stain I was able to find in a small amount. I wanted a stain rather than paint since I wanted a more weathered look and to also be able to see some of the wood grain through it. The Kreg Jig came with wood caps that worked out perfectly for this project.

This table just fits perfectly in our dining room and the size works for the two of us. I know come Christmas day I will regret downsizing, but that's what folding tables are for I guess. One day when I have a bigger dining room I will probably build a larger table, but until then this table works perfectly for our needs and adds to the cottage charm I am working towards in the house.

Let me know what you think and thanks for stopping by!

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  1. Beautiful! Love the stain you used on top.

    1. Thank you! I really love how it turned out and think it's a really warm, rich color. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. What a beautiful table you have made. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

    1. Thanks Kathy! I look forward to joining you next week!