Farmhouse Dining Table and Bench
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Staining the wood before assembling is best. A second coat afterwards and then finishing does the trick.
Constructing the notches is really the hardest part. After that it's all smooth sailing.
I worked on both the kitchen table, the dining table as well as the bench seat and all eight parson chairs together, so it took over a week to make this. I think if you were just doing the table you would be looking at a weekend project. Go hard or go home, unless you are home...
This is really a lot like building canvas stretchers. same rules apply for squaring off.
I distressed the underbits of the table before assembling them because the violent nature of chaining the table until it screams our safe word would only make it unstable (physically and emotionally) after the fact.
And When Put Together (Super Table):