I had a table in college from I think the 50s, then I had no table for a very long time. This was all fine and dandy until I would invite people over for dinner and had no place for them to sit! As I set out on operation dining table I didn't realize just how difficult this would be. I couldn't find a single table that I liked, could afford AND fit in my house! So I decided I would just build a table, can't be that hard, I built tons of furniture in high school shop class and oooooo, think of the money I would save over buying those cheaply built, overpriced things they were selling in the stores.
What did I learn through this project?
- barnwood is not as easy to work with as solid oak
- I miss the tools that Schmidt had in shop back at ole' LHS
- when you think you might save money by doing it yourself....you probably won't
- I will name this the procrastination table.......I built it in a day, then proceeded to take a year to finish it.
|excuse my awesome photography skills and the blurriness|
I thought I'd have about $100 worth of epoxy on the top......$300+ dollars later, its not what I had in my mind, but I do REALLY like it! Best part? My dinner guests have a table to eat off of.....still looking for the perfect chairs to really be able to call it a complete dining set (I need 2 more). Its even been the place of the partial family Thanksgiving dinner!