My Farmhouse Table

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 08/24/2019 - 17:41

Made using knotty pine.

 

I used HD pocket screws and glued all top pieces except for the breadboard ends, to allow for wood swelling/contracting.

 

 

Estimated Cost
$200
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
Knotty Pine
Finish Used
The wood was sanded to 180 grit, and stained with a dark walnut stain after applying a wood conditioner. The high grit sanding and wood conditioner lightened the stain considerably, and I'm very happy with the resulting color. I initially tried staining after doing 120 grit sanding with no conditioner and found the stain far too dark.

The top was finished using water based polyurethane. I did three coats and wet sanded between coats. A smooth finish was achieved by using a synthetic steel wood on an orbital sander to buff it to a smooth shine.
Recommended Skill Level
Intermediate