This is the table that Tim built - nearly two years ago while I was in California with Rachel for my niece's wedding. I came home to a dream farmtable.
We have kept it covered with a vinyl table protector for all this time, until Tim could get it finished. Today he decided was the day for it's transformation to begin!
It seats twelve easily and is nice and wide - it is a work space as well as a table. School is often done here, as well as sewing, cooking and games. Oh, and lest we forget it's real purpose - lots of eating!
Tim and Lindsay moved it to the deck and he began the process of sanding. When he left for work, I told him I would stop by the hardware store to get the finer grit sanding belt he needs for tomorrow, when I picked up Emily from work. The hardware store was closed. So I went to our favorite Tractor Supply store and they only carry the round sanders. I was told that Wal-Mart sold them, so after I picked up Em, we went to Wally World. They do sell them, but not the right size. Sigh. Oh, well. I guess he'll just have to stop someplace on his way home from breakfast with his brother in the morning. Em and I stopped for fuel at Costco and realized that Lowe's is right there! So we went to Lowe's and bagged the right size sanding belts! Success!
The table is going to have a medium darkish stain. I can't wait until it is finished. Of course, I'll show you photos!