Sunday, 20 November 2016

Building our dining table

Have I told you how amazing my Husbands is lately??

This man..... he is brilliant.

Yesterday he made me this dining table. The top is made from recycled Messmate fro Urban Salvage and the bottom is a mix of messmate, blackbutt and another hardwood. Total cost was about $550.

Saturday morning he prepared the table top and glued and clamped it together to set.

On Sunday afternoon he began with the legs.

The timber was so hard that sometimes the nail gun failed to get through it, so we need to pull these out when it has all set in place.
This is the start of the first leg (minus the feet).
Then we brought them inside ready to assemble.
After a bit of pulling all into square, we clamped it and screwed it together.
So now we need to wait til the glue dries before we can sand it and seal it. But how beautiful does it look? I can't stop looking at it.

The previous weekend he put together most of the new coffee table. Again using recycled messmate timber. Here is one set of legs being glued and clamped.

 Then putting it together....
I don't have a proper after shot yet because he hasn't put the shelf underneath it yet and still needs to be sanded and sealed. My dorky kids loved being silly in the photo.

So next is the built in bench seat and the free standing bench seat. We are on a roll.

In other works.... I am almost done with painting the staircase. Just 1 more top coat to go. Then I need to organise a carpet layer to lay the runner (or I might do it myself).


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