CraftyPosted: August 14, 2011
Also known as reasons why my husband is awesome.
As you all know, we’ve just moved. Some new friends will be moving into our old apartment and, although we packed up most of our stuff, we left some behind, including our kitchen table and chairs. For years, Michael has wanted to try his hand at woodworking (his grandfather was quite the carpenter) and this was the perfect chance. So, once our stuff was semi-unpacked Michael started his mission. Finding wood was the first step. Although there’s some sort of small home-improvement shop on every corner, the only thing we’d ever seen in those was plywood. Undeterred, Michael managed to find a lumberyard about 20 minutes away from our house and had them deliver these boards.
Step one: find materials. Check!
Thanks to the magic of the Internet (and his own good sense) he was able to figure out what kind of supports a farmhouse table would need…
…and successfully added legs.
Hooray! It stands!
After sanding it down, the last step was staining the wood (surprisingly hard to find and seriously strong), waiting for it to dry (it’s hard to be patient when you’re this excited about something), and moving it inside. Y’all, it is heavy!
Doesn’t it look great?
So, so happy with how it turned out and so proud of Michael for making it happen. Definitely my favorite place in our apartment.
On another note… I got the chairs at the junk/secondhand market in town and want to figure out some way to make the light wood on the seat and back work with the table. Sand it down and spray paint it? We don’t have any more of the wood stain, by the way. Hmmm.