Farm Table Update

Well we finally finished the farm table and it looks great!  I wanted to show you a picture of it in our dining room but I couldn’t wait to share this.  We’ve never built anything like this before but we did it anyway.

Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right – Henry Ford

We designed it together and Scott did all the manual labor of assembling it (that wood is heavy) and then I sealed all the wood ( I usually get the easy jobs).  I love that no matter how much abuse it gets it won’t affect the beauty of the wood, instead it will just add to the memories and stories we get to tell about it.

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We should be able to get 8-10 people around this, it’s about 8′ long.
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Just look at those legs!!  

We’re gonna need a few strong guys to help carry this beauty into the house.  It’s super heavy.

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We’re not sure what the wood in the center is but the pieces on the end are maple.
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The bench was easy enough to carry into the dining room

I also found 4 side chairs at a second-hand store and set about re-finishing them, we had to cut about 1 1/2″ off each leg so they would be the same height as the bench and they really needed an update.

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It’s hard to see in the picture but that’s a green fabric with dragonflies on it, the chairs are black.
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After removing the dragonflies, I found this underneath…lovely (not)
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Pretty sure each layer of fabric had 8,000 staples in it, times 4 chairs 
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Found some new fabric in the clearance section at Joann Fabrics and then put on one coat of silver metallic paint
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Then I put on 2 coats of a java glaze and sealed it with tinted wax.

We can’t wait to have our first family meal around this table and I’m sure you’ll be seeing more photos of it in the future.  For now, we get to take some pride in a hand crafted item and  love that we are able to create a few of the things we want or need.  What do ya think?  Would you have this in your dining room?

 

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19 thoughts on “Farm Table Update

    1. Thanks! Java glaze is a thinned down version of paint, kinda like a stain where you paint it on and then wipe it off. It darkens the paint color and adds a patina or vintage look to the piece. Java is the name of the color…brown.

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