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Looking For A New Dining Table? How About Build One Yourself!

In this weeks video we built a bar height dining table for a repeat client. We have plans available if you are interested in building your own table! Did you see last weeks custom wine cooler cabinet? We built this table for the same home to match!

 Design

This table is a behemoth. Here are some of the details.

  • Dimensions: 60″ x 60″x 36″
  • Made from rough cut pine
  • Stained an antique walnut
  • Seats 8 comfortably

How did we build it?

If you are interested in learning exactly how we built it, we have plans available for purchase. Click here The plans are 20 pages long and go over every aspect of the build. The format of the plans is written steps followed by a visual graphic. We supply a shopping list, tools required, and every measurement needed. Here is an example photo of our plans.

Finishing Process

We used an interesting finish technique to acquire the look we were going for. We learned this the hard way and had to come up with a solution quickly for a client. Many times when you stain pine, especially the rough cut stuff, you get really splotchy areas. The way we get around this is by applying a coat of shellac first, then use a gel stain over it. The shellac seals the wood and allows for a even coat of gel stain. This technique limits the surprises you may get when staining pine. I highly recommend trying this.

Step by Step

Apply a liberal coat of clear shellac (https://goo.gl/BCeCB5 )  to all parts of the project using a bristle brush. Next use a combination of a bristle brush and cloth to apply your gel stain. We used this antique walnut gel stain: https://goo.gl/C7GZoa   work on one small area at a time when staining. Apply the stain and then wipe it off. You can use a rag to wipe off as little or as much as you’d like. Let the stain fully dry! Wait at least overnight. Finally apply your desired clear coat. We used a spray can of clear lacquer.

Hardware And Tools We Used

 

 


Glue Application Master Set – $42.97


Gel Stain – General Finishes – Antique Walnut – $10.99

from: Rockler Woodworking and Hardware


Bulls Eye® Shellac-Clear – $10.99

from: Rockler Woodworking and Hardware


HomeRight Spray Shelter – $59.99

from: Rockler Woodworking and Hardware


Bench Dog® Tools 40-401 No. 4 Smoothing Plane – $129.99

from: Rockler Woodworking and Hardware


Bench Dog® Tools 40-406 No. 60-1/2 Low Angle Block Plane – $99.99

from: Rockler Woodworking and Hardware


Rockler Customizable Shop Stand – $29.99

from: Rockler Woodworking and Hardware


Rockler 12-Gauge Retractable Extension Cord Reel – $99.99

from: Rockler Woodworking and Hardware


Table Top Fasteners – $2.99

from: Rockler Woodworking and Hardware


Rockler 1” x 15′ Band Clamp with Accessory Kit – $27.98

from: Rockler Woodworking and Hardware


Rockler Clamp-It® Corner Clamping Jig – $27.99

from: Rockler Woodworking and Hardware


Sure-Foot® Aluminum Bar Clamps – $37.99

from: Rockler Woodworking and Hardware


Rockler Pipe Clamp Rack/Bar Clamp Rack – $15.99

from: Rockler Woodworking and Hardware


Rockler Dust Right® Wall Mount Dust Collector with Canister Filter – $449.98

from: Rockler Woodworking and Hardware

 

 

 

 

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