Building a table with my dad!

​Welcome back, I hope you all had a great Saturday!! I know I did!

Today my dad and I finished building our kitchen table. It turned out nice, and I wanted to share with you guys how we created it…

First, we planed the cherry wood -for the top of the table- (my dad cut down the trees himself)

You’d think cherry wood would taste like cherry’s…it DOESN’T 😦
After we planed the cherry wood (isn’t it pretty?!)
Next, we cut out the braces and frame for the table. We then put the structure together.
After the frame was finished we cut out pine wood for the legs (it smelled so good), My dad was super excited about the forest for the legs because it came from our old house!
We cut groves in the legs so the weight would sit more evenly.
After we put braces on the legs and screwed them down, we started to put together the top of the table.

Notice the uneven boards? Using wood vice’s we pulled the boards together and screwed the main ones down.

Next, we cut out two pieces of cherry about 41 inches long (the width of the table is 41 inches) 

“Why did we put those extra pieces of cherry wood on end?” To help pull all the boards together and make fewer cracks in between!

After that, we sanded and sanded and sanded and sanded…and sanded some more!

Now because we had to screw the boards on we left huge holes everywhere so taking so wood putty, we put it all over the holes and sanded them down.
Finally after all that hard work we could finally put clear polyurethane on it! 


And we are done!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

The table is 8 feet long, 41 inches wide, and 31 inches tall.

Cherry – for the top of the table
Pine- for the legs, braces, and frame

Cost – around 45 dollars (for the screws, wood putty, polyurethane, and cutting the logs into boards)
Time – 2 days

I hope you guys had fun watching our table being built!

See you guys soon!

Note: We did use ear protection and glasses. My dad oversaw any machinery I used. Also for the sake of my stomach and taste buds, I did not eat any wood.

8 thoughts on “Building a table with my dad!

  1. Thanks Laura! I’ll make you one if you pay for it?!!!? Because your a friend I’ll give it to you for 100,000,000,000,000 is that enough of a discount?

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  2. What amazes me the most is that you finished it in a week! Too bad we didn’t have 4 burly guys to carry it in for us but we managed, didn’t we? Keep up the great work.

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  3. Looks great!! Also looks like it would hold up a Mack truck, very beefy. My back aches just looking at it. Tell your dad the Z’s would look very nice seated around it! LOL Great job Abby.

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    1. Thanks!! Dad did say that we could drive our car onto it…though I’m not sure why we would ever need to do that! Next time we bring it into the house you’ll have to help! We’ll have to have you guys over sometime!

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