Extending, Turned-Leg Dining Table

This was a pretty fun build. Definitely easier to do that some of the other pieces I’ve built. Take a look at the build video. 

The client wanted a distressed table. She provided me with a very popular photo of a DIY dining table online. I’d post it here but I’m not sure if I’d be violating copyright laws or anything so for that reason I won’t. At any rate, if I had a dollar for every time someone sent me this photo I’d be a wealthy man. The table in the photo she sent is essentially a turned leg table build from lumber you’d get from one of the big box stores. SPF lumber to be exact. I wrote another post about using SPF for furniture. You can read that HERE.  The short of it is that I don’t advocate for it. At least not yet. 

The table I built is from oak, a wood used for furniture construction for 100’s of years. 

The video leaves out what I’d consider the most interesting part of the build, turning the legs. This was a lot of fun and I was looking forward to showing it. Unfortunately the battery died in my camera and I didn’t capture enough of the process to even make it worth including. 

The distressing was done by applying the stain and then sanding it back once it dried. This gave the table a weathered or ashy look, which is what the client was looking for. Here is a before and after photo of the distressing. 

 What do you think of the distressing?  Is that a style you like as well?  Let me know in the comments. 

Thanks for reading. 

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