Happy Tuesday friends!
I hope everyone enjoyed the beautiful weekend! Our weather here was finally good enough for my husband and I to get out and work on a little project and I am sharing the beginnings of it with y’all today.
I had previously mentioned that we had a 4 person patio table on the side patio and needed something a bit bigger. Well, I shopped around and the prices were discouraging. I was not interested in spending $600 to $1000 for a table and 6 chairs, so we decided to go ahead and build one.
These are not glamorous shots folks. The table still needs to be stained and some small details (like covering the leg screws) need to be done , but it will give you a first look at what you can build for around $100 and just a few hours of your time.
If if you follow me on Instagram, you know that I sanded ALL this wood myself…by hand…because my husband said “That’s how the Amish do it”. Um, ok.
Last Spring my husband built a kitchen table for me, so we had a little bit of practice for making this one. It was actually pretty easy and for the style, we pretty closely followed the steps in Anna White’s post here . The only real change we made, was to replace the initial screws holding the legs on to bolts, after the legs fell off when I tried to move it.
BTW, I needed new chairs for this table, so I bought all 6 of these for $120 at Big Lots.
I’m really happy with them and I love that they don’t need cushions. I could have done all 6 the same but I like the mixed look. What do you think?
You can see the finished, stained table here.