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Ours to Keep…..Maybe

Much to Ellie’s disapproval, I have sold our Farmhouse Table to others on 2 different occasions now. It’s been on my “to do” list for quite some time to build her a replacement table. I just finished what will potentially be our family’s dining room table for many years to come. I built this one the exact way that I’ve built all the other ones. Here’s the table plans, here’s the bench plans, and here’s the extension plans. It’s final measurements come in at 45″ x 96″.

The one big difference on this one is that I tried a new finishing process that I’ve done on one other tabletop. It takes a lot more time but I think it creates a pretty permanent worry free finish. It’s a little less rustic than I would like but it should stand the test of time.

The process is essentially; Pre-Stain Wood Conditioner, then 2-3 coats of stain, a coat of Sanding Sealer, then 4-5 coats of General Arm-R-Seal on the top of the table top and 2-3 coats on the underneathside….all with some 220 grit and/or steel wool sanding in between.

Here’s the finished product is some of our standard shots;

Farmhouse Table Finished

Farmhouse Table Finished

Farmhouse Table Finished-Classic Hurricane Shot

Farmhouse Table From Window Side- good lighting

Farmhouse Table Close Up Shot of Distressing

Farmhouse Bench with two 2x8"s

Farmhouse Table Classic Full Shot

Can you tell a difference?

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