Walnut Truss Beam Dining Table

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Eight foot Truss Beam Table built out of pine, for about $250 for all of the lumber, pocket screws, stain and poly.

This was my second project, and I found it easier than the Benchright Coffee Table, except for the lifting of the wood. It was so heavy that I needed my husband's help to move the table top after it was pocket screwed together, and we waited until we brought the table inside to attach the base and the table top, due to weight and size.

More photos of the build process: http://thehandcraftedlife.blogspot.com/2013/11/dining-room-progress-diy…

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Finish Used
Rust-Oleum Ultimate Wood Stain in Dark Walnut (one coat, left on for 5 minutes before removing) + Rust-Oleum Ultimate Polyurethane in Satin (2 coats). Looks nice with a little Old English every once in a while.
Recommended Skill Level



Sun, 01/25/2015 - 16:26

Gorgeous table, and it's now on my to-do list for this summer, but I also love the light fixture! Was this a DIY project as well? I've seen plenty of similar projects using mason jars but I much prefer the variety and shape of the glass covers used in this piece, are they upcycled? Any details I can get would be appreciated!

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