Building the Dining Table

laying out the boards

cutting metal support strips for reclaimed wood dining table

underside of reclaimed wood dining table

reclaimed wood texture

reclaimed wood dining table unfinished

We were a little busy this weekend. Still haven’t settled on a finish, but we did manage to get the table built. It’s held together with three metal straps. I think Finn had a lot of fun cutting those. Manly sparks flying everywhere, even if his workbench was over our laundry sink (related, we really need a garage).

I have three pots of stain in my kitchen and liming wax on its way. We’ll do some experimenting with finish on the underside of the table and make our decision this weekend. We also need to come up with a different base, as these silly Ikea legs don’t actually attach to the table. Not a great idea when you have a busy 6-year-old who likes to randomly push off things.  We’ll either build a cast iron pipe base or perhaps grab some hairpin legs from Etsy.

If you follow me on Instagram, you might have noticed I also painted a bed frame this weekend. It was unexpectedly stinky, but looks much better. More on that later.

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