January here is the perfect time for us to organize, work on some home improvement, and tackle a DIY project or two; especially this winter with record low temperatures...only 7 degrees F right now.
Shortly after Christmas, Mike and I finished the farmhouse table. Though I loved the table we had in the dining room, it was small and had no leaves, so I was happy when we came across some old porch columns at a yard sale--perfect for table legs--that got the project going.
Mike did most of the construction, though I did do some of the pocket holes and dowels; this table is solid as a rock. I sanded the legs, which still show a lot of texture from the old original, chipping paint. The apron boards are new, and Mike added a nice beaded edge with his router. I painted the base with Behr Premium Plus satin in my favorite black--it's a Ralph Lauren color called bone black.
The table top is made of four pine planks joined together, and it measures 80 inches x 36 inches. Three chairs fit nicely along each side, and if need be I can add one to each end. We're using an assortment of odd chairs from around the house--and eventually that may change, but for now I'm quite enjoying it.