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.

Fixing up a porch!

Hey, ya’ll! A couple of days ago my dad and I decided to fix up a porch, and there were soooo many big splinters! 

So I have some pictures to show what it looked like before then after…..

Before:​

So then my dad and I went to the store and bought some new pressure treated wood.

After we put new wood on:

Looks a lot better right? Well because we aren’t millionaires and couldn’t do the whole porch with new wood. We bought outside brown carpet and put it down.

After putting down carpet:​


And that’s it for the porch!

Does it look better than before? Comment and let me know!

See you soon!