Fancy X Farmhouse table with 4x4 base

I used 4x4 post for the base.

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I sanded the heck out of the table. I then applied a coat of wood conditioner with a rag. I let it dry for about 30 minutes. I then brushed on a coat of minwax Special walnut. I only let it sit for about 10 to 15 seconds, then wiped off the access with a towel and blended it in with the same towel. I let that dry 25 hours and then brushed on a coat of minwax weathered oak. I let this sit for about 14 to 15 minutes then wiped off and blended in with a towel. I let it dry for 24 hours then applied 3 coats of the urethane. Letting it dry at least 12 hours between coats.
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Sat, 03/07/2015 - 10:01

We are waiting on our slip cover chairs (on back order). I have built a matching bench that needs to be finished.


Tue, 05/10/2016 - 10:20

I'd also like to build this table using 4x4's.  Can you tell me how you came up with the lengths for the diagonal pieces?  Also, how did you attach the perpendicular end pieces to the top?  I've been looking to do that as well and on all the plans I've seen they used pocket holes and I know that will not last before the end pieces begin to sag.

Thank you!

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