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    Farmhouse Table Build

    Now that the table legs have arrived, I get to begin my Farmhouse Table project that my wife(Mrs.FW) has been wanting. UPS delivered the legs this morning. I purchased them from a seller on ebay. They are the same height(29") as on the present table.
    Although they have slight defects, they'll work great for a distressed Farmhouse table build.

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    This is our present dining room table. It's a Ashley brand, ~18 years old and has served us well, but the center leaf of the table is stuck and can not be removed. Believe me, I tried. I think the dowels have expanded in place. I'm sure with a bit more effort, I could remove it, but not without damaging the table in some way. That being said, she(the boss) wants a table to go with the Farmhouse decor anyway. We sold the matching Ashley hutch last Fall, and will re-do the serving buffet to match the new decor.

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    This is similar to her vision of what the new table will look like. It will have a darker stained tabletop.
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    Of course, we'll retain our present chairs. She will recover the chair seats with a darker material and also repaint the chair's frame to match our breakfast table color(pic below), which is fairly close to Cream.

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    Plans are to purchase 2 X 8s for the table top, distress the wood and apply a dark stain with a matt clear coat finish. The table frame(band) and legs will be pained. I'll bring a chair from the breakfast table to the paint store to scan for a color-match.

    After lunch today, I'll move my wood-working table, from my barn to my shop, to prepare for this project.

    To be continued.
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    All right another project.....After the coffee bar, I'm all eyes


    BTW I really like that proposed look of the farmhouse table. I really need to start showing Mrs. CP this stuff. I want to upgrade all of our stained pine and oak moldings to wider white moldings, but she is unsure of mixing the white with med. to dark stained trim (door and window casings). That table is a great example of how the light and dark can complement each other and makes things visually "pop".
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    solid project. I started to refinish a table for my cabin a few months ago. gave up because the legs and skirts were painted with some abominable paint that was harder than hell to remove, but the top looked good!
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    I'll be following along. I've got our table project on deck as soon as it warms up a little.
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    Doggone flyweight that's gonna look nice.. I'll follow along as you go.

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    flyweight,

    I build stuff for museums and would suggest getting your 2x8's from a hardwood/softwood/millwork supplier. You'll get better and more consistently dry wood. They may have 6/4 planks that would plane to about 1-1/4" or 8/4 that can finish out a bit thicker than 1-1/2". They usually have the capability to plane and cut to size. Spruce, pine, and soft maple are good choices. Pine will be the least durable (and inconsistent to stain), spruce a bit tougher, and maple is somewhat harder, yet. The supplier will offer you suggestions.

    Buying 2x8's from the local lumberyard/homecenter with iffy drying will cause lots of headaches with cupping and warping. It will be more expensive to go to a lumber supplier but well worth it.

    A tip for stabilizing wood furniture-make sure to apply the same finish strategy to the top and bottom of the table (or front/back and inside/outside). Same coats of same finish will help with the differential moisture absorption that causes warping and cupping.

    There are metal dowel and socket options for the leafs at any woodworker supply.
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    Flyweight,

    Should look great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grandpajay View Post
    flyweight,

    I build stuff for museums and would suggest getting your 2x8's from a hardwood/softwood/millwork supplier. You'll get better and more consistently dry wood. They may have 6/4 planks that would plane to about 1-1/4" or 8/4 that can finish out a bit thicker than 1-1/2". They usually have the capability to plane and cut to size. Spruce, pine, and soft maple are good choices. Pine will be the least durable (and inconsistent to stain), spruce a bit tougher, and maple is somewhat harder, yet. The supplier will offer you suggestions.

    Buying 2x8's from the local lumberyard/homecenter with iffy drying will cause lots of headaches with cupping and warping. It will be more expensive to go to a lumber supplier but well worth it.

    A tip for stabilizing wood furniture-make sure to apply the same finish strategy to the top and bottom of the table (or front/back and inside/outside). Same coats of same finish will help with the differential moisture absorption that causes warping and cupping.

    There are metal dowel and socket options for the leafs at any woodworker supply.
    Jay

    Jay, thanks for the information. I have on hand, aged rough-cut longleaf pine and cypress. The pine is over 80 years old and very hard. The cypress is ~50 years and much easier to work with. They would need to be planned. Also, they are only 1" in width. I'm wanting a more massive(2") finish for this table top. I going to shop the local lumber yards to see what's available in finished, dried rough-cut(2''x8"). If that doesn't plan out, I know a guy who has kiln-dried, rough-cut wood of different species.
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    FW, have you seen Jimmy Diresta's farm table build?



    might give you a few more ideas/thoughts.
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