Farmhouse table and benches

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Submitted by Magnus on Sat, 10/18/2014 - 18:08

The kitchen remodel left me with 400sqft of old-growth-pine laying around(60year old subfloor). While still pine, this was too good to throw away. So I decided to build a kitchen table and some benches.

Given these were old tounge and groove 2x6 I spent a lot of time with the planer, so hardly a weekend project. Further more I decided to use biscuit joints. The table probably took me like 5-6 weekends and the benches another 4...

My kids already managed to put some dents in the table, but that just makes it look more rustic.

Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
Old-growth pine
Finish Used
I used Minwax for this project. Started of with a light coat of pre-stain, then stained it twice with 'Red Mahogony #225'. The kitchen table I spray-painted 4-5 coats with Semi-gloss Polyurethane and polished it off with some 'finish wax'. I did regret the semi-gloss on the table so the benches I just painted 3 coats of satin polyurethane...
Recommended Skill Level
Intermediate

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