New Dining Room Table

Sunday, December 20, 2020

New Farmhouse Dining Table

After many years, J has finally completed our new dining room table. It's a slight twist on a classic farmhouse table: all 15-degree angles, instead of right angles that basically doubled the quantity of effort needed to put it together. It's soooo much larger than our previous little Ikea table. It can fit 8 when needed (when will it be needed?), but we mostly keep it set with 6 chairs. The dining room occasionally doubles as a workspace in the social distancing era, so the place settings are a little off-balance. Need more workspaces!

New Farmhouse Dining Table

For reference, here's the former dining room table, a $25 craigslist Ikea holdover from the California days, looking puny in our tiny dining room:

Repaint - Dining Room

The table has no hardware (no nails, screws, metal brackets, etc.), except for some bolts to secure the heavy tabletop to the even heavier table supports. All dowels and mortise and tenons.

Farmhouse Table In Progress
Farmhouse Table In Progress

He went with a darker stain, and left the dowels unstained, simply sealed as-is to show off some of the hardwork

New Farmhouse Dining Table
New Farmhouse Dining Table
New Farmhouse Dining Table

2 comments:

rooth said...

That looks amazing - I'm impressed!

rainmelon said...

This is a such gorgeous table ... no wonder Dizzy likes to sit on it ;-)

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