A dining table
We have a large empty space in the living area and I thought a table would be perfect.
I found something I liked on Pinterest and went from there. Michael works with a guy that has a saw mill, so we got the wood from him. Thursday, Michael came home with several 7' long pine boards that are about 7-8" wide.
About a week ago I ordered raw steel hairpin legs from hairpinlegs.com and Michael went to Lowes and bought several 2x4s, sandpaper and #10 size screws.
Friday morning Michael built the frame using the 2x4s and I went to Lowes to get clear coat for the legs. I scrubbed the raw steel legs and sprayed them with a matte clear coat to protect them from rusting. While I worked on the legs, Michael placed the top boards upside down and screwed the frame to the boards. About 10pm we started sanding and by 11pm we were ready to put a coat of Minwax Spar Poly on the table top. I didn't get regular Minwax Poly because Spar Poly is better for use with dining tables to prevent water rings and food from staining the wood. Basically it seals better and is durable. The regular poly is for furniture like end tables, coffee tables, etc.
We finished the first coat of poly by midnight. That's why my photos are so bad.
Saturday morning we flipped the top over and screwed the legs on... and voila!
It's no where near perfect, but that's why I like it so much. I love these legs (and really anything mid century modern).
78" in length
36" in width
2.5" thickness or depth
Wood for the top (we used five 7-8" boards)
2x4s for the frame
#10 screws (2" in length since our top with frame measured 2.5")
four 28" hairpin legs (3 prong) 28" is standard table height
MinWax Spar Poly
Matte clear coat interior/exterior (to coat legs)
green scrubbing pads (to scrub the legs)
sandpaper (various grit)
saw (we used Miter saw)
and a tape measure of course
I'm hoping my next post will be about a crochet project that I haven't been able to share yet. Today I'll ask permission and see how long I need to wait. I'm sooo excited to share it with you, but I just have to be patient.
Have a great week!