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Old 06-24-2018, 08:10 AM   #1
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Default Wife wanted a supper table

The story behind this diy project is that I slipped up and told my wife “you don’t need to buy a table from this craft show, I’ll just make one”. Well, after a few months of me saying “I’ll make time for it soon”, she up and sold our existing table so it would force me to build one haha. A buddy helped some, my son and wife helped with distressing it (which he LOVED).


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Old 06-24-2018, 08:23 AM   #2
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Very nice. Great job. Now build my wife one
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Old 06-24-2018, 08:47 AM   #3
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This is also on my list of things to get done. Very nice job
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Old 06-24-2018, 09:08 AM   #4
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Very nice. Great job. Now build my wife one
X2 please.
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Old 06-24-2018, 09:18 AM   #5
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Wow. Very nice.
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Old 06-24-2018, 09:22 AM   #6
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Nice. Got more pics of the legs and supports and bottom?
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Old 06-24-2018, 09:27 AM   #7
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Where did the knife come into this equation??' Who made it,nice looking.
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Old 06-24-2018, 09:50 AM   #8
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What did you use to make the parallel little marks in a line when you distressed it? I beat mine with chain and walked around on them on gravel for lots of dents and such....hammered a few bolts to put a thread pattern in a few places. Yours looks real good b
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Old 06-24-2018, 09:57 AM   #9
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Very cool. What was your son swinging?
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Old 06-24-2018, 09:57 AM   #10
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What did you use to make the parallel little marks in a line when you distressed it? I beat mine with chain and walked around on them on gravel for lots of dents and such....hammered a few bolts to put a thread pattern in a few places. Yours looks real good b
Awesome job! I like the distressed look!

It looks like he let a grinding wheel bounce around on it from the looks of the marks and beat it with a chain binder.

I never realized that you literally distress the wood yourself...beat it with a chain and walked on the wood in gravel...sounds like a torture chamber!
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Old 06-24-2018, 11:03 AM   #11
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Nicely done bro.


Sierracharlie out…
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Old 06-24-2018, 11:08 AM   #12
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Nice!! I wish I was handy like that.
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Old 06-24-2018, 11:18 AM   #13
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Well done
Looks great
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Old 06-24-2018, 11:23 AM   #14
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Dang nice work
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Old 06-24-2018, 03:37 PM   #15
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Nice table.
For future projects, you might want to get a bigger saw.
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Old 06-24-2018, 03:50 PM   #16
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Looks gtreat


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Old 06-24-2018, 03:56 PM   #17
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Very nice!!
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Old 06-25-2018, 08:47 AM   #18
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Where did the knife come into this equation??' Who made it,nice looking.


It was just one of the close up pics that I had of the detail of table top.
The knife was actually a handmade birthday gift from a member on here : sierracharlie338


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Old 06-25-2018, 08:49 AM   #19
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Awesome job! I like the distressed look!

It looks like he let a grinding wheel bounce around on it from the looks of the marks and beat it with a chain binder.

I never realized that you literally distress the wood yourself...beat it with a chain and walked on the wood in gravel...sounds like a torture chamber!


Spot on! Chain binder to beat it. Also used a hammer, then hammered on some screws that were laid sideways. Grinding wheel did the lines.


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Old 06-25-2018, 08:53 AM   #20
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Very nice. Great job. Now build my wife one
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X2 please.
OR, y’all could show your wives pictures so that she has y’all build one. Just throwing ideas out haha.

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Nice. Got more pics of the legs and supports and bottom?


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Nice table.
For future projects, you might want to get a bigger saw.


Haha Nope, I made every last one of those cuts with that bad boy


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Old 06-25-2018, 09:07 AM   #21
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Respect for doing it with a hand saw.
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Old 06-25-2018, 09:11 AM   #22
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Nice
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Old 06-25-2018, 10:09 AM   #23
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Respect for doing it with a hand saw.


I was just joking about that. That saw is my son’s. We just used it to distress the wood.


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Old 06-25-2018, 10:12 AM   #24
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Wow! Great job. Well done looks very nice


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Old 06-25-2018, 10:28 AM   #25
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Very Nice table
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Old 06-25-2018, 10:30 AM   #26
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Very cool. What was your son swinging?
Looks like a chain binder.
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Old 06-25-2018, 10:32 AM   #27
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Well done, sir. Gotta ask, how heavy is it?
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Old 06-25-2018, 10:35 AM   #28
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That's a very nice table. Your wife did what mine does, call your bluff on projects on the honey do list. If I don't jump on it when she does that, she'll go buy it.
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Old 06-25-2018, 10:42 AM   #29
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Good job on getting your son working with his hands!

Skills like this will serve him a lifetime - he won't have to depend on others because he'll be able to do things himself.
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Old 06-25-2018, 07:45 PM   #30
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Wow, that's really, really nice.
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Old 06-25-2018, 07:57 PM   #31
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Nice work. Like that you actually did the legs instead of steel bolt ons. Talking my wife into letting me try a herringbone style table instead of her buying something when we move in. Although I really will be using hand tools most likely lol.
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Old 06-25-2018, 10:54 PM   #32
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Good job on getting your son working with his hands!

Skills like this will serve him a lifetime - he won't have to depend on others because he'll be able to do things himself.


Thanks bud! I’m a general contractor now, but started out as a handyman when I started my business in my teens. He’s taken a decent interest in building stuff recently, so he is working with my a little this summer. I plan on teaching him everything I can and if he chooses to do something completely different he will just have the benefit of having this to fall back on


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Old 06-25-2018, 10:59 PM   #33
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Thanks y’all!
My wife had some pictures on her phone of the table before it was finished. As you can see, my buddies busted their butts helping haha


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Old 06-25-2018, 11:36 PM   #34
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Good job on getting your son working with his hands!

Skills like this will serve him a lifetime - he won't have to depend on others because he'll be able to do things himself.
This. I look forward to sharing what I know once my boy is old enough. Plus, you know, the free labor!
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Old 06-26-2018, 11:00 AM   #35
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Man, I envy you guys that can build things.

Great work.
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Old 06-26-2018, 11:46 AM   #36
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Looks great!!
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Old 06-26-2018, 12:05 PM   #37
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I was just about to post my build and saw this supper table build and figured I'd check yours out.... And what do you know.... Same table!!! Haha

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Old 06-26-2018, 02:18 PM   #38
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Where did y'all find the plan on the internet?
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Old 06-26-2018, 02:50 PM   #39
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https://www.shanty-2-chic.com/2014/0...e-for-110.html

They say $110, but that's with using low quality wood. I used oak for my top piece and spent $350 for the bench and table materials. This also assumes you have the tools necessary for the job... A pocket hole jig is mandatory

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Old 06-26-2018, 02:55 PM   #40
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Nice tables fellas. Really nice tables.
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Old 06-26-2018, 03:10 PM   #41
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How come you did not angle cut the corners of the table and benches. Just curious,
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Old 06-27-2018, 03:07 AM   #42
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very nice i need to try my hand one day at building one
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Old 06-27-2018, 09:05 AM   #43
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That turned out really nice. Your wife and my wife must be friends cuz my wife is always coming up with ideas of things for me to make. They seem to think it takes about 30 minutes to build stuff like this and it really takes about 4-5 hours. Nice table man !!
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Old 06-27-2018, 07:22 PM   #44
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Great job! Love the distressing.


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Old 06-29-2018, 09:40 AM   #45
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Looks great!!

Thanks bud!
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That turned out really nice. Your wife and my wife must be friends cuz my wife is always coming up with ideas of things for me to make. They seem to think it takes about 30 minutes to build stuff like this and it really takes about 4-5 hours. Nice table man !!
Haha, I know that’s right. She had me do a bed frame out of pallet wood that I’ll post soon. Didn’t have plans, just came up with it on my own. No idea how many hours I had in it, but it was a lot!

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What a small world! Looks great bud. I couldn’t find the plans I used, but the ones you posted was them for sure




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Old 06-29-2018, 10:11 AM   #46
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now you guys did it, my wife wants one too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! being retired is a lot of work!!!!
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Old 07-02-2018, 11:26 AM   #47
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On my list to complete, great job!!
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Old 07-03-2018, 10:00 AM   #48
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now you guys did it, my wife wants one too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! being retired is a lot of work!!!!


Haha I was wondering who the first one that got roped into doing one would be


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Old 07-09-2018, 08:48 AM   #49
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Great work.
Aint that the truth!
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Old 07-14-2018, 09:00 AM   #50
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Great work there bud, looks great!
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