Poplar table

Submitted by jasondk on Wed, 03/12/2014 - 11:06

Modified the Round X Base Table plans a bit. Made the table 25 inches high, 38 inches diameter. I glued 4 poplar 1x12's together using a biscuit joiner. I then rough cut my circle with a jigsaw. I then made up a quick circle cutting jig to cut the perfect circle with my router using a straight bit. Then i rounded over the edges with a roundover bit.
Another adjustment i made was making the legs straight as opposed to being on an angle as it was intended as a children's table.
The table was stained using Minwax Chestnut Gel Stain, which is so easy to use.
I finished it with 3 coats of Minwax water based Polyacrylic.

The chairs were something i saw for sale on a website, so i tried to copy it. They were selling the chairs for $150 each, i made mine for about $15 for the pair. They are made out of pine stained the same as the table.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
$150
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
poplar and pine
Finish Used
Minwax Chestnut Gel Stain
Minwax water based Polyacrylic.
Recommended Skill Level
Advanced

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