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I hope you’ve enjoyed that musical selection from Phish.  But the impetus behind this post is my newest obsession:  farmhouse tables.

Image from Tutu Style

We are beginning the process of making over our dining room, and while I had a nice dining room table all picked out at IKEA, I just can’t get the image of a big sturdy farmhouse table out of my brain.  I have been scouring the internet for a good deal on one but so far have come up short.  I don’t have a huge budget for furniture in that room, but I must have a farmhouse table, I’ve decided.  I love the look of it.  I love how hefty they are.  I love the turned legs, so shapely and contrasting from the lines of the tabletop.  I.  WANT.  ONE.

We are no strangers to making our own furniture at THOB.  Just last year the Mister made and stained a lovely table that we ended up using in the office (when the dining room was an office) as a desk.  That table has since been cannibalized by various other projects around the house, including a fold-down desk/table thingie in the kitchen and my ironing board hanger.  I think it would be a big task to ask Zac to make a farmhouse table from scratch, though.  And we don’t have a lathe so I would have to buy the turned legs anyway.  But still, I’ve been digging up some tutorials on how to make our own farmhouse table, and I may have found one that would work for us, provided that I can get a good deal on a table or two at the thrift store or Craigslist.  Or we might go with a straight up built from a pile of wood table without the lovely turned legs.  I’m flexible.

I was also thinking a bench on one side and mismatched wood chairs on the other three sides.  What do you think about that idea?

And just for fun, here’s a cute picture of little baybeh Cole.  I can’t believe he was ever this little.  I haz a sad now.


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