Rustic Table

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Well its been a good minute since Ive written a new post, to be honest I've been pretty busy with school and haven't had much time for new projects. I built this table awhile back between school semesters and have been putting off doing a write up on it. My wife had been asking me for a new dining room table that could accommodate her large family for the past couple of years, so I finally had some time and decided to build her one.

I built the top from reclaimed 2x6's, and the rest from new 2x4's, and 4x4's. Its was surprisingly a pretty simple project, from start to finish, I think it took about a week. The chairs are left over from out previous dinning room set.

The bench runs the length of the table, and to be honest I don't think I ever want a dinning room table with out one. We sit at the bench far more than any of the chairs. The bench is constructed completely out of 2x4's

Its a solid Table, I don't k now the exact weight but I know its heavy as hell.  It runs 7 feet in length, and 3.5 feet in width.

All in all I'm pretty happy with the final results. We put it to good use for my wife's birthday, where we had thirteen family members gathered for dinner. It was a little cramped but not completely uncomfortable. When my wife told me the size she wanted I was concerned it would be to large for the house. Now I cant imagine not having it, we put this table to use every single day, and its not uncommon for multiple art projects and homework to existence in the same vicinity without hindering one-another. If your thinking about building a large table, my advice would be to keep it simple and use materials and finishes that can be easily matched for future touch ups. After all whats the purpose of a huge dinning table but for cheer, food, and drink!

"If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, It would be a merrier world."  Hobbit.

As always thanks for checking out the page and have fun making something!

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