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.


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

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

  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.

  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.

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


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