Farmhouse table & bench!

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About This Project

This was quite the project- took us several weekends to finish (we don't have a garage or really any good working area- we rent.  Oh and we also have a toddler).  We assembled the table in the living room, stained it on our front sidewalk, did a couple coats of poly in the backyard, and finished the last coat of poly in the dining room!  (we know how heavy this table is, that's for sure!  We modified the original farmhouse table dimensions so that this table would fit in our oh-so-tiny dining room.  As you can tell, we also decided to build a bench to go with it.  We are extremely pleased with the results!

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Estimated Time Investment: 
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Finish Used: 
Used wood filler on screw holes, and did LOTS of sanding. Used two coats of Cabot Early American stain. Followed by 3 coats of polyurethane, and 2 coats of Minwax Polycrylic on the table top.
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Yep, our little guy was quite the helper for the whole build....  probably why it took us several weekends to finish!  :)

That looks amazing! What dimensions did you end up using when you said you made it shorter?

I believe we made the six boards on the table top 41" long, which made the table about 56 inches long- just the perfect size for our small dining room.  We kept the width the same as the original plan.   

Love your table and bench. Just finished the table myself, and looking forward to building the bench. My little buys helped me too, so It was neat to see a pic of yours in there!

I am looking at your table and it is the perfect size for our space! Did you end up putting in the stretcher across the bottom? I noticed that you had the notches in the unstained photo, but didn't notice it in the room photo!
I am so excited to try this build!