Variation of the farmhouse console table

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 10/17/2019 - 04:47

We needed a large surface in our office that could be used as a desk, sewing space, drawing area, and office work surface. I loved the farmhouse look. We had taken down a large cherry tree a few years ago and had it milled, and we're waiting for the perfect project for her.. We love repurposing and thought this would be he perfect project for some of the milled cherry and some of the landscaping pallets we had given to us.

We used our planer to get all of our legs and cherry slabs to the right dimensions. This saved us a ton of work. Lol. We glued and kregged all of the pieces as needed, but left the top alone. This way it is more manageable. ( The table is 100" long) . Once it was all stained, sanded, and polyurethaned ; remember to sand between coats. Then we took all of the sections into the office where we kregged the top to the legs ( no glue). We didn't glue the legs to the top, that way if it ever needed to be moved, we could do it easily.

It turned out just as I sketched it - our variation of your console table. Thanks for the inspiration Anna.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
Minimal. Had everything on hand.
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Cherry and pine
Finish Used
Satin minwax poly for the cherry.
Minwax chestnut for legs,with satin minwax poly.

Lots and of patience and don't forget to sand with 220 or higher between coats for a smooth feel.
Recommended Skill Level
Intermediate

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