Custom Order End Tables
A custom Twine and Tumbleweeds order from our Friends. they have a modern unique farmhouse style home and wanted some enables to fit there white and grayish stain decor.
We made two different sizes One 22″ and the other 26″. We started With 2X4s plained down to 1 1/4″ and the ends squared up on the table saw. The pieces were then glued together to make 1 large square piece. On the pieces that were to be the top, I added a layer of 1/4″ planks to give it a butcherblock style look.
The tabletop circles were cut out on a table saw, believe it or not, I wish I had my own video of that but here’s a link to a video showing the process.
The base rings didn’t get the top planking as most of it would be cut out. The outside of the ring was also cut on the table saw with a mounting board attached. The table saw method would not work for the center section so I attached them to my Lathe and cut the middles out that way.
After determining the height needed (30″) I created a jig for cutting the angles for the legs. Each leg was cut out in the center with the proper angle and then places together with glue and air nails.
After they were together, I clamped them on the table saw and raised the blade into them to square them up. That determined my width at the ends of each leg which, was about 7 inches on each end.
Knowing the length I created some template pieces and layed them out on the tops and bases, and pre-drilled mounting holes and mounted the base pieces from the bottom up for aesthetic value.
The tops of the legs were pre-drilled and mounted to the tops. after sanding and cleaning they were turned over to the paint and stain department! The base and the legs were painted with Dixie Belle Cotton paint and rubbed with dark wax. the Top was stained with Danish oil Dark Walnut, and distressed with Dixie Belle Hurricane Grey and rubbed with dark wax. Finally finishing it off with 3 coats of water-based Polyurethane.