DIY Octagon Table

Why an octagon shape? I wanted a round table and my husband wanted square, so we met in the middle and built this! Very easy and fun to build!

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Estimated Time Investment
Afternoon Project (3-6 Hours)
Type of Wood
Finish Used
Stain color Dark Walnut and polyurethane in matte finish. I applied one coat of stain with a sponge applicator and worked it in with a cotton cloth. I applied 4 coats of poly on the top and 2 coats on the base and legs.
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Thu, 08/21/2014 - 07:40

Thank you for the reply! We have a beautiful old solid wood turned-leg farmhouse table (and matching chairs) that has been in my family since the 60's that needs to be refinished, but it just isn't our style. So we're thinking of building our own in our more modern style but would have to get chairs to accompany it. I LOVE these, so I think we've found our new chairs! I hope our table turns out as beautiful as yours.

I still have plans to refinish the old table and pass it along to someone who will show it as much love (aka abuse) as it received in my childhood...

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