Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Farmhouse Table is complete!

Farmhouse Table and bench

I've been having a lot of fun lately building furniture with my dad. Dad has an awesome wood shop full of nearly every tool a person could need, though dad finds more every week.

Our backyard was in need of a large dining table so I volunteered to build one. My dad didn't know it but he was nominated to help me take on this job. Well, after many hours planning, sketching, drilling, sawing and sanding, here's the final product.

This table was built using reclaimed scaffolding planks, which required a lot of sanding to get them smooth enough for wine glasses and guests' elbows. I really like the weathered beatup appearance of the wood, but also how sanding them brings out the grain underneath. It's a much different finish from the table that inspired me:

This is a French Oak Farmhouse Table, circa late 18th to early 19th century, sold by Cristie's in London last October for £3,750.

You can buy mine for much less! If your backyard needs a beefy dining table, send me a note!


Heather Taylor said...

Looks awesome! I feel so lucky!

Megan Taylor said...