After shopping for a dining room table with my wife in mid November, I came to the realization that I could make a table like the ones being sold at the store for a fraction of the price. I spent some time surfing the web looking for farmhouse table designs when I stumbled upon Ana's website. The Farmhouse table (pocket hole updated version) really jumped out at me as something that I could accomplish as a person who had never worked with wood before. So starting the Friday after Thanksgiving I began building the table in secret, as I planned to surprise my wife with it for christmas.
Feeling ambious, I decided to add two of the farmhouse benches to my workload thinking it would make my surprise all the better. After a lot of long nights, I was able to complete the benches and table as well as stain and add a couple coats of polyurethane just in the nick of time. My wife was very surprised and couldn't be happier with out the table turned out. I can't wait to try more Ana White projects!
Minwax Clear Satin polyurethane. ( 3 coats on the base and benches, 4 coats on the table top. sanded with 220 grit between coats)