March 12 – Dining Room Update

March 12, 2023

Today was a beautiful spring day, so we got back to finishing our dining room table and benches after almost three weeks. The delay was due to cold weather and a sweet visit from my daughter and her baby (my grandson!!). Today we were able to begin again. (You can see photos of the beginning of the dining room job here.) The dining room table looks like this now, after three coats of varnish. We aren’t using it yet. I’ll be sanding it and buffing it tomorrow, so then it should be ready for use.

We finished building the sides of the benches, sanded, leveled, oiled and stained them all today.

A stink bug hung around for a while

My sister is such a skilled worker. She measured so carefully and fit the edges together like a jigsaw puzzle.
Seeing if the lid sits on without wobbling (It didn’t yet) The lids were formerly leaves in our dining room table.
Leveling off the corners so the lid will fit (It doesn’t wobble now)
Oil and stain application
Staining finished – Ready for varnish tomorrow

I am participating in the March Slice of Life Challenge: A slice a day for all of March. Thank you, Two Writing Teachers!

5 thoughts on “March 12 – Dining Room Update

  1. Denise, that table is gorgeous! I can’t wait to see the entire set all together. Lots of good storage in the benches, too, yes? You’re gonna have amazing meals w/ family and friends around that table.

  2. Yes, your dining room table is gorgeous! I am so impressed with all this woodworking you are doing. My son and daughter-in-law love this same kind of project. What a sense of accomplishment you must have, to create such beauty out of wood! Love that you used the leaves from the table in that creative new way.

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