Very simple in style but LARGE.
Too large for the average
or as a sofa table.
Or should I say it’s
Well THAT’s easily remedied! I took it apart and cut out the center 5½”—20″d to 14½”.
The table suffered while being stored in a basement—the center joint split open and swelled outward very subtly. Not obvious until running it through the table saw. I set the fence to keep/maintain 7¼” on each “half,” but the same split still shows in the center.
I toyed with forcing the halves back together with a clamp and screwing a cleat underneath to hold them tightly together, but I actually don’t mind the split now. Call it CHARACTER!
Now a more reasonable depth to use as a sofa table~which is more likely to be it’s new use! AND you see I stripped that chocolaty paint off the top and left the raw wood exposed –only waxing it.
The wood glows now with hydration
and feels baby-butt smooth all waxed and ready for the estate sale!
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Not that I forgot about the exaggeratedly long table I built last fall for Nellie’s Barn Sale,
5ft long × 9½ inches deep
but I just so happened to run into the couple that bought it over the weekend.
Huh~ I still have the other pair of legs. . . and I happened on some pallet boards at an unusual 5ft 8 inches in length! It’s the same spot I found the 2″ thick pallet used for the industrial-barn chic coat rack (also built for Nellie’s Barn sale) last fall. I’ve been stalking that place ever since!
Since I’m no “Tom Brady” fan, I decided to forgo the super bowl and head out to my studio to
work create instead!
someone was offering a dining table & chairs for FREE on Craigslist. Uh, hello~I’m on my way!
I had no interest in the WHOLE—I saw PARTS! *Although I did do a REglue & REvamp to sell the chairs immediately.
I knocked down the table into PARTS to make it easier to store. But I used 2 of the 4 corner double legs right away. Paired with some awesome free barn board, I made the first looooong skinny table you see pictured above.
So, running into the folks who bought it got me thinking again. Fast, easy, FUN project!
That’s my little overflow wood pile!
So I grabbed one of those really long pallets and knocked it down to individual boards, ripped what I needed to width and cut them to length. This time though, I rounded the ends to match the legs. It spans a long 5’4” × 10″.
I drilled for pocket screws to secure the legs to the table top, then was able to figure the angles to add the aprons. I shot nails in from the top to secure the aprons~with extra supports. A N D, you see I painted.
Here, you can see the few separate parts needed to bring it all together.
And you can see the bead detail I routered into the aprons trying to match the same apron/leg detail.
Yes~ I painted the table.
Farrow & Ball Rectory Red #217
I have no passion for red, but I used this at Christmas and found I really liked it. And I actually really like it for this table!
I’m just not happy with the top. Yet. But I’ll figure it out.
Behind a sofa, down a hallway, in a foyer, at the foot of a bed with a bench. . . just something for fun!
And now it goes to the antique mall for sale~
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