Split Farhouse Table

Submitted by jgaedke on Wed, 01/03/2018 - 14:04

We have a smaller house and wanted a dining table as well as a table behind our couch.  So, we got the best of both worlds with this minor customization.  I simply split the two legs and tabletop in half, added additional feet, and built two supporting braces instead of one.  For an added touch, I welded tubes to steel angle iron to make a hinge-style locking mechanism with steel pins.  This locks both halves together (when using as a full table) and adds a little rustic black metal to the overall look.


For the tabletop, I cut the sides off the lumber to get the square look.  I then bent one tooth in my tablesaw and quickly cut the face of the lumber to give it a rough sawn look.  I then belt sanded it all to smooth out the really rough spots.  Then I shou sugi ban (burned) the top to burn off the splinters and make the grain really pop.  I added a little stain to smooth out the light spots.  Lastly, I put about 64oz of epoxy and lightly sanded with 0000 steelwool after it set. 


Please excuse the floor trim or lack therof.  I just installed the new floor and decided our table was the higher priority.  :P

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