Remember the dining table inspiration I posted last fall? Of course you do, it’s all you’ve been thinking about really. I wonder what Kathryn is doing about that dining table? I present to you, progress.
Why yes, that is a pile of old wood. Over Christmas break we went out to a local salvage store (The Rebuilding Exchange, check it out if you’re local) and picked over their selection of reclaimed wood. We ended up with a 20 foot section of 2 x 12. We had a local woodworker create three boards from the best sections and plane them flat. So today, our table looks like this.
Next steps, attach the boards together with 1×4 underneath and then figure out how we want to finish the top. I know I want to use wax instead of poly, but liming wax, dark wax, clear wax … Any ideas? I’m leaning towards liming because I think the black table is too dark in the space now and we have plans to replace our counters with a white marble corian (more on that later). But I’ve never, ever chosen a light finish for anything. What do you think?
Here are our DIY inspiration images, for reference.
And the ready made inspiration.