We’ve been known to say that all it takes to make a table is a set of modern metal table legs and some beautiful wood. Many of our customer’s DIY furniture projects stay rustic or rough-cut. We love that look but Jill points out how beautiful a project can be when you sand and seal it to a perfect finish. Her table is made from an old piece of oak and was made by her Dad. Here’s what Jill says:
My dad made the table from 100-year old oak from a barn loft that he got from a family friend…it has about 8 coats of water based polyacrylic, high gloss (General Finishes brand). I wanted it to be as rustic as possible, which was difficult for my dad, who is a perfectionist when it comes to building with wood. It is made with three planks only. He will be 80 years old this year.
Great story! Having homemade furniture with a story like this behind it is such a treasure! Jill’s table is made with our modern angle iron legs. This style of metal table legs is a bit different than our hairpin legs. We start with straight angle iron and cut them so they taper down to the floor. Then we add small feet to the bottom for support and a nice finishing touch.
Thank you for sharing your table, Jill. It’s beautiful!