It really was a labor of love putting this table together and it was so fun to have the whole family get involved! The kids were in the garage helping my husband by holding boards, sanding and sweeping up sawdust while he cut the wood and pieced the table together. We even let our oldest two help stain it – they thought that was pretty cool. Although there’s only been a handful of family meals eaten at this table so far, there are already some fond family memories associated with this table of ours.
With most DIY projects the finishing is what makes me the most nervous, but we trusted the staining and finishing of the table to Minwax and I’m so glad we did! We used Jacobean stain and I really love the rich, dark colour. We have yet to find a couple of chairs for the table ends, that old rickety thing is just a stand-in for now but we’ve been enjoying our new table for a couple of weeks now and we just love it!