I thought you might enjoy seeing the process of how this table was built…
It all started with just a few pieces of wood.
First things first ~ build a box for the base. Cut, glue and staple into place.
Next, taper the legs. Can you see how the two in the middle have already been done. My husband built the tool to do this, it’s beyond my skill set. He told me he could have bought it for $20 but instead built it for $10. He’s all about saving money when you can. I would have had to not only buy the tool but take a class on how to use it!!!
Then it all starts taking shape by connecting the legs to the base. I even got to do some of the stapling!
Next step ~ we added the top. Three planks of knotty pine. I just love the smell of fresh cut wood.
It’s hard to believe this was created from a few boards and sticks!
We then stained the entire table from top to bottom including underneath so it’s completely finished.
I was happy with it just like this but I wanted to show two different finishes so I proceeded on.
I added a french grey color to the base and legs (I should have taken a pic of that…it looked really good too) and then I painted a layer of watered down vintage white, I wanted to make sure some of the grey came through.
The final touch ~ sanded it down with a power sander to expose all the layers and the grain of the wood. This was my favorite part of the entire process.
After I deliver it to the store in the morning I will rub on some beeswax to protect the finish. While moving it around in the pickup, I would rather lay it on a blanket on it’s top so I don’t want to add that step until it’s securely in it’s place. I’ll take more pics then, it will give a richer tone to the stained top.