blowtorch stained kitchen table

Submitted by KL728MX on Tue, 01/05/2016 - 12:55

I combined two plans to make this and added my own touch to it as well. I am 6' 4" and wanted a taller table but I really like the farmhouse table. I found 35" turned table legs at Lowes that worked perfectly. I also found these really cool 2'X4' butcher block style spruce panels that worked great for the table top. I pocket holed 3 of them side by side to get the size I wanted. I built the frame out of 2X3's and trimmed them out with some molding. I had seen people blowtorch tables before and I thought it would look really good. I added the stain afterward to darken the color and it came out awesome. I painted the legs and frame white to match the trim and cabinets in my kitchen.

Estimated Cost
$200
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Finish Used
blowtorch and minwax gunstock stain, 3 coats of polyacrylic satin clear
Recommended Skill Level
Intermediate

Comments

CSaintD

Wed, 01/06/2016 - 10:12

That is a great idea for the table top - using the panels, I mean.  I  never thought of that as an alternative to the long 2x boards.  Great job!

KL728MX

Sun, 01/24/2016 - 12:46

I really aprriciate your comment. It was really easy to use the panels and it also eliminated the amount of pocket holes needed. It also made it alot easier to get a smooth and flush table top. The only downside is you typicaly want the wood grain to run the length of the table. Given the size of the panels I had to run the wood grain the other direction. I still like it but some wouldn't because of that reason.

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