June 28, 2012

table tales


Chapter Two
{In case you missed it & you're wondering what this is all about, you can read chapter one here.}

Let's continue.
So the very long, old, tired boards from San Antonio where cut down to a more manageable size at the lumber yard and this is what we came home with...

large, heavy boards with splinters & black gunk.



But they would suffer no longer, because their make-over was soon under way.

The next step was washing and sanding = HARD WORK & NO FUN :(


But what a difference...

here are our clean, smooth, re-energized boards.

You can almost hear them say, "been so long..." as they admire their new found beauty.




Now we are ready to start building.

And just a reminder of the structural look we are going for:



And here is a tiny peak at the finished product.




Follow along with me to see the progress the handy husband continues to make.

5 comments:

  1. I can't wait to see the reveal!!

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    1. It was a fun project and turned out amazing! Thanks for looking Tamsyn!

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  2. This table looks like it's going to be absolutely gorgeous. You sure have my wheels turning!...I love building furniture! Can't wait to see the whole shebang.

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  3. I love your table. Can you tell me what did you use to wash the wood? Thank you! I am doing something similar to that but is a cable spool. I hope it turns out good as your table. You really motivate me to do my project.

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    1. Hi there! We used a Murphy's oil soap that was safe for wood and scrubbed with a brush.

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