Our new kitchen table!
Building a Farmhouse Table
So, this is a chronicle of my first woodworking project. I really wanted a nice wood top table that I could decorate without having to put a table cloth on it. The table we currently had was one that my husband grew up doing homework on - which is awesome because it has tons of memories for him! Because of that we decided it was not a good idea to refinish that table. So instead, I decided to build my own. My inspiration came from Restoration Hardware and Pottery Barn. I really liked the design of the Restoration Hardware table, but loved the rich color of the Pottery Barn one.
However both of these table have price tags over $1500... so I found some plans on Ana-White.com and decided to try my hand at woodworking. Click Here to See the Plans.
So I spent two weekends assembling and then sanding and staining the table and voila…
I probably could have finished it faster had I not had a little Helper that I needed to work around. I modified the plans to be a little shorter since our eating area is much smaller, but I am so happy with how it turned out! Now I will definitely be trying more woodworking projects!
Here are two "before stain" photos.