Saturday, May 28, 2011

Solid Wood Harvest Table

I’ve had this unfinished table in a corner of my garage for quite some time.  I’ve been dying to get at it just to be able to finish something without having to scrape or sand it first. A clean slate so to speak.
She’s got great legs.
Solid Wood Table stained 001a
This is the table top propped up on my work bench. A four seater without any leafs.
Solid Wood Table stained 008a
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The amazing feature of this table is, it doubles in size when the 3 leafs are attached.
Solid Wood Table stained 011a
It is operated by crank so that you can single handedly open it up.
solid wood table 013a
I am finishing this table to match the Early 20th Century Hutch I previously finished.  The color used here was again Heirloom White.
solid wood table 023a
My personal custom mix of glaze has taken me very far indeed.  I’ll be sorry when this mixture is all gone.
solid wood table 028a 
Using the same stain as the Hutch I gave the table top a coat after a good sanding and cleaning.
solid wood table 032a
All three leafs stained.  You can see how large this table becomes.
solid wood table 045a
The top was varathaned with two coats.  Make sure to sand well between coats of varathane allowing each coat to completely dry 2 days. Table tops get daily, harsh use and should be protected well against watermarks and deep scratches with a very tough finish.
solid wood table 050a
solid wood table 069
As much as it disappoints me, I couldn’t get this in the house to take proper pictures.  It was just too big.  It stopped raining for about 3-1/2 minutes in 2 weeks to allow me to take these pictures outdoors.
solid wood table 064a
solid wood table 062a
I believe this table will certainly compliment the hutch that goes along with it.
Many thanks to the awesome people who eagerly picked up both these items.
thank you 3 smaller 
early 20th century  hutch 010a

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  1. Nicely done. I could envision castors on the legs to go with the awesome crank...

  2. The table is stunning. I absolutely love it. You did a wonderful job. Hugs, Marty

  3. Simply gorgeous!! I have so got to redo my vintage dining room table, the paint is falling off it. There is chippy and tooooo chippy LOL!


  4. Oh wow that is one beautiful table. You really are good with furniture. I am always impressed.

  5. Great table, Lisa! Love those legs! I'm sure that crank must make things easier. I know there are many holidays when I have to expand our table that I wish I had something to help me open it up!

  6. Nice refinishing job! I've never seen a crank on a table, how beautiful is that addition! Can't wait to see pics of the table next to the hutch. It will be a match made in heaven ;-)


  7. That is really beautiful! A very large piece to work on! I have never seen a crank on a table. It's a great feature!

  8. This is just beautiful! I love how you trun the crank!

  9. A lovely table, and your finish is gorgeous.

  10. Very pretty table! I'm going to have to try a project with far I've only done painting and some custom designed paint techniques.

  11. Boy howdy it turned out fabulous! Smiles, Alice

  12. Hey wait - weren't these for me??!! You know how much I loved the first piece Lisa and this turned out beautifully. I think I will rent a truck and come up to visit for a week this summer and you can teach me how to do all this! xo

  13. Woa...nice job!
    You're hired! :))


  14. That is the most gorgeous table! I'm sure it took a ton of work to finish it like that. I'm in awe - I get lazy simply spray-painting things!

  15. The table turned out beautifully. It is very similar to a table that I found last weekend for $40 at a tag sale--9 feet long with all three leaves! I have been busily painting many coats of Behr Nude (my favorite!) on it. I'm going to follow with 3 coats of polycrylic. I plan to use it in our office as a giant partner desk for my husband and I. Thanks for the great pics!

  16. Ok I am in love with this table! I seriously need to know how to get my hands on one! We are building a new house and have nothing to put in it. Our home was DESTROYED in the April 27th tornados that hit Alabama. So I am operating on a clean slate! I need this table! (or one similar!)

    Mary Katherine

  17. Fabulous! Love the crank how cool
    KAT visiting you from BNOTP

  18. another beautiful piece...would have loved to have seen them together...boy do i wish i could have taken both of those :( ... glad they've found a home....alida

  19. Looks Great! And I love the legs!

  20. Hi!
    I have a few questions, if you wouldnt mind answering...

    1~ What brand is the heirloom white paint that you use?

    2~What brand/color of glaze do you use and do you just wipe off the glaze with a cloth on the legs of the table to get that look?

    I have a table I would like to make look just like the one you did, and I would love to know how you did it... Thanks!

  21. You do it every time!Another fabulous job.

  22. Wow! I was dying to do something in antique white for our dining room buffet, but I chickened out! I wish I'd seen this post then.

    Found you from the Not Just a Housewife blog hop - come say hi at

  23. Beautiful table. Looks like you did a great job and it was worth you effort.

  24. Thank you for visiting my blog! This table is stunning! And I LOVE the crank!!

  25. What an incredible table, and a BEAUTIFUL refinishing job! The crank...oh, how I love the crank!

  26. What can I say that everyone has already said above. Maybe.....WOW.

  27. What an amazing lovely transformation you have here. I'm jealous of your talent! I'm just starting to work with furniture
    Stopping by from Somewhat Simple

  28. Your stuff is amazing!! I love the hand crank. Thanks for sharing. I am happy to be your newest follower. Please stop by for book club if you're interested--connie,

  29. You did a wonderful job on the table- I love the white with wood top and the crank is so neat! Would love for you to come share this at Feathered Nest Friday sometime :)

  30. Just stopping back by to say thank you for sharing this at Feathered Nest Friday :)

  31. I would love for you to link it up to my party that is running now. Any linky goes.

    Come strut your stuff.


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